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1st Edition

The Biden Presidency

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ISBN 9781032010076
December 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is among the first serious looks at the first year of the Biden administration and its many challenges. From a tortured transition to a raging pandemic, a fragile economy, and the threat of international insecurity, Biden entered office at a time even more fraught than he faced as a new Vice President. Confronting a nation divided sharply along political, cultural, and socio-demographic lines, Biden and Harris have promised to unify the country, change the tone in Washington, mend fences with allies, and “build back better” a world assailed from stem to stern. This book assesses the successes and shortfalls of the Biden administration’s first year, putting all in perspective of the current state of democracy in America. Intended to introduce students of American government to the person (Biden) and the institution (Presidency) within a particular system (separation of powers), this book will appeal broadly to citizens, media, and general interest readers in the US and abroad.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Election and its Impact


Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Domestic and Economic Policy Initiatives

Chapter 3: Foreign Policy Initiatives


Chapter 4: Going Public

Chapter 5: Interacting with Congress

Chapter 6:  Managing the Executive Branch

Chapter 7: Influencing the Economy


Chapter 8: Successes and Failures

Chapter 9 Public and International Relations

Chapter 10 Pending Challenges

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Stephen J. Wayne (BA—University of Rochester, MA, PhD—Columbia University) is a well-known author and lecturer on the American presidency and electoral politics. A Professor of Government Emeritus at Georgetown University, he has also taught at United States Naval Postgraduate School, Ohio Wesleyan University, and The George Washington University. A Washington-based "insider" for over 50 years, Wayne is frequently quoted by White House journalists and regularly appears on television and radio news shows. He has written or edited 12 books, published in 31 editions, and written over 100 articles, chapters, and reviews that have appeared in professional journals, scholarly compilations, newspapers, and magazines. His most recent books--Presidential Leadership and The Road to the White House 2020--are both in their eleventh editions. Professor Wayne lectures widely at home and abroad to international visitors, college students, federal executives, and business leaders. He has testified before Congress on the subject of presidential elections and governance and before Democratic and Republican party advisory committees on the presidential nomination processes. He participated in transition projects for the National Academy of Public Administration and the Presidency Research Group.