© 1994

The Bush Presidency

Triumphs and Adversities

  • Dilys M. Hill
  • Phil Williams

Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dilys M. Hill, Phil Williams
    Pages 1-16
  3. Marcia Lynn Whicker
    Pages 17-43
  4. Michael Foley
    Pages 44-62
  5. Tinsley E. Yarbrough
    Pages 84-108
  6. Stephen Woolcock
    Pages 109-133
  7. Dilys M. Hill
    Pages 134-161
  8. Raymond A. Moore
    Pages 162-183
  9. Steve Garber, Phil Williams
    Pages 184-213
  10. Dilys M Hill, Phil Williams
    Pages 214-228
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 229-236

About this book


The four years of the Bush presidency cover a momentous era in American and world history. In international affairs the events in Eastern Europe and the then Soviet Union in late 1989 gave the President a high profile. The advent of the 'New World Order' made the United States pre-eminent: the triumph of the West was assured, with the added bonus of the 'peace dividend' as arms control agreements and defense savings seemed imminent. The President's personal popularity flourished in this climate and reached a new peak with the triumph of the allied forces in the Gulf War. The Gulf conflict saw Bush at his most decisive: firm in his moral stance, skilled in his action to bring together allied support backed by the United Nations, and confident in his handling of public opinion.


conflict economic policy foreign policy Policy United Nations USA

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilys M. Hill
    • 1
  • Phil Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.The Matthew Ridgway CenterUniversity of PittsburghUSA

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