Reagan and the Iran-Contra Affair

The Politics of Presidential Recovery

  • Robert Busby

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 186-222

About this book


The Iran-Contra scandal rocked the Reagan presidency to its core in late 1986 and 1987. This text examines the efforts of the Reagan administration to recover its public credibility in the 12 months following the exposure of controversial covert operations. Via comparative analysis it explores the impact of scandal upon the presidential office, the problems which confronted President Reagan during Iran-Contra and the centrality of damage-control efforts to the well-being of the modern presidency.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Busby
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool Hope University CollegeUK

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