The Struggles of an “Orthodox Innovator”

Jon Herbert

in Crisis of Conservatism?

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764013
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897186 | DOI:
The Struggles of an “Orthodox Innovator”

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This chapter focuses on George Bush's domestic policy. It examines four of Bush's domestic policy initiatives: education reform, the Medicare prescription drug benefit, social security reform and immigration reform. It analyses each of these issues to assess its congruence with the ideologies of the conservative movement and delineates conservative responses to Bush's initiatives. Finally it assess the extent to which these policies may have constrained the opportunities for future reforms.

Keywords: domestic policy; conservatism; education; Medicare drug prescription benefit; social security reform; immigration reform; ownership society; compassionate conservatism; Bush

Chapter.  11857 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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