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dc.contributorKing, Cheryl
dc.creatorWeisberg, Herb
dc.descriptionVideo requires RealPlayer to viewen_US
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dc.description.abstractThis conference will examine the 2008 presidential campaign and election, analyzing the foreign and military policy debates as well as the voting trends that remade the image of the U.S. abroad. The 2008 U.S. presidential election took place against the backdrop of the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a domestic financial crisis. The two major-party candidates secured their nominations in large part because of their stances on the wars. Discussion of foreign and military policies became paramount throughout the campaign. Few disputed that America's popularity abroad had declined during the George W. Bush years. This conference will examine how the change in the party controlling the White House, the accession of an opponent of the Iraq War, and the election of the first African-American President of the United States changed perceptions of the United States around the world. Topics raised by the 2008 campaign and election are crucial for academic understanding of elections. The role of issues versus candidate characteristics remains a topic of interest, especially in relation to race in the 2008 election. There is also reason to be concerned about voting turnout levels in the United States, particularly since they continue to be lower than in most other democracies. Such discussions will be explored in depth throughout this conference.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Ohio State University. College of Social and Behavioral Sciencesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Ohio State University. Department of Political Scienceen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOhio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studiesen_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsEvent webpage, streaming video, event photosen_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 1 papers): 01:42:50en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 1 discussion): 00:58:58en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 2 papers): 01:34:19en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 2 discussion): 01:05:26en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 3): 01:39:39en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 4): 01:29:38en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 5): 01:42:37en_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration (Session 6): 00:54:21en_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studiesen_US
dc.subjectU.S. electionen_US
dc.subjectvoting trendsen_US
dc.titleThe Transformative Election of 2008en_US

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