The election of Barack Obama

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Title: The election of Barack Obama
a new era?
Author: Bjerre-Poulsen, Niels; Copenhagen Business School. CBS; Institut for Internationale Kultur- og Kommunikationsstudier; IKK; Department of International Culture and Communication Studies; IKK
Abstract: Presidential elections in the United States are at once commonplace events and historic occasions. Since the first peaceful transition of power from George Washington to John Adams in 1795, presidential elections, while constitutionally ordained, have often resembled nothing less than grand political dramas with heroic leading actors contesting the foundations of American democracy and the meaning of the nation itself. The election of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of the United States suggested just such a drama, as the country elected its first black president in a time of war and dire financial crisis. The following essays investigate what Obama’s election represents in the light of historical trends as well as pressing contemporary problems. The authors do not attempt to offer predictions or policy advice; rather they take long-term views on how this particular U.S. election can be understood.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8947
Date: 2014-07-09

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