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Presidential campaigns and presidential accountability / Michele P. Claibourn.

By: Claibourn, Michele P, 1971-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Democracy, free enterprise, and the rule of law: Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 204 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780252093166 (electronic bk.); 025209316X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Political campaigns -- United States | Presidential candidates -- United States | Government accountability -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Presidential campaigns and presidential accountability.DDC classification: 324.70973 LOC classification: JK2281 | .C58 2011Other classification: 89.40 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Campaigning for accountability -- The meaning of Presidential accountability -- Agenda accountability in action -- Campaigning on issues -- Hearing the campaign -- Candidate messages and citizen expectations -- Campaign connections and Presidential evaluations -- Beyond the voting booth : Clinton 1993 and Obama 2009 -- Campaign-driven accountability.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Campaigning for accountability -- The meaning of Presidential accountability -- Agenda accountability in action -- Campaigning on issues -- Hearing the campaign -- Candidate messages and citizen expectations -- Campaign connections and Presidential evaluations -- Beyond the voting booth : Clinton 1993 and Obama 2009 -- Campaign-driven accountability.

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CHOICE Review

This book argues that presidential campaigns hold presidents accountable. In the process of campaigns, citizens learn about the candidates' priorities and develop expectations for what kind of agenda a candidate will carry out if elected president. After the election, the electorate holds presidents accountable, as measured by presidential approval ratings, for addressing the agenda they set out in the campaign. To prove her point, Claibourn (Univ. of Virginia) examines the last three presidents and argues that Bush and Obama had high approval ratings early in their administrations because what they did upon taking office was consistent with what they said in their campaigns. Clinton, on the other hand, changed course when he became president and did not follow the agenda he established in the campaign. Consequently, the public did not see Clinton's early presidency as consistent with the priorities he set forth in his campaign and awarded him lower approval ratings. The argument of this book is unique because scholars have not examined the effect of campaign priorities on presidential approval. This book will be of interest to those studying campaigns and elections, presidential leadership, political communications, and democratic governance, among other things. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. L. Welch West Texas A&M University

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Michele P. Claibourn is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Virginia.

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