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The Resource Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar

Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar

Label
Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power
Title
Before the oath
Title remainder
how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power
Statement of responsibility
Martha Joynt Kumar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Having watched from a front row seat as many incumbent and electoral campaign presidential teams managed administration transitions, Martha Kumar was struck by how productively the Bush and Obama teams worked together to effect a smooth transition of power in 2008. She has reflected upon what made the transition so effective, and wonders if it could be a model for future incoming and outgoing administrations. This book focuses on the preparations made by President Bush's transition team as well as those by Senators Obama and McCain as one administration exited and the other entered the White House. Using this recent transition as a lens through which to examine the presidential transition process, Kumar simultaneously outlines the congressional legislation that paved the way for this distinctive transition and interweaves comparative examples from previous administrative transitions going back to Truman-to-Eisenhower. She evaluates the early and continuing actions by the General Services Administration to plan and set up transition offices; the work on financial disclosure issues handled by the Office of Government Ethics; and the Office of Management and Budget's preparatory work. In this fascinating historical and contemporary vivisection of presidential transitions, Kumar maps out, in the words of former NSA advisor General James L. Jones, the characteristics of a smooth "glide path" for presidential campaign staffs and their administrations"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.K85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Time of Opportunity and Hazard -- Transition Foundations -- The Transition Out of Office -- Coming into the Presidency -- Transition Plans and Campaign Promises -- The National Security Council Transition: Providing Continuity in a Bipartisan Environment -- Presidential Appointments -- The 2008 Transition: Lessons and Challenges for Future Transitions
Control code
ocn894935828
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9781421416595
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014029355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894935828
Label
Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Time of Opportunity and Hazard -- Transition Foundations -- The Transition Out of Office -- Coming into the Presidency -- Transition Plans and Campaign Promises -- The National Security Council Transition: Providing Continuity in a Bipartisan Environment -- Presidential Appointments -- The 2008 Transition: Lessons and Challenges for Future Transitions
Control code
ocn894935828
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xi, 316 pages
Isbn
9781421416595
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014029355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)894935828

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