The presidential election of 2012, one of the most important in American history, was the product of complex and fast-moving changes—demographic, technological, and economic—surfacing in American society. Particularly prominent in the scholarly analyses in this volume (a companion volume to A Transformation in American National Politics: The Presidential Election of 2012) are: the psychology behind Barack Obama’s presidential leadership; the role of religious and cultural divisions in contemporary American politics; the rhetorical approaches of the two nominees; and trends in voting.
About the authors
Jack Covarrubias is the Director of the Center for Policy and Resilience at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast in Long Beach, Mississippi. Covarrubias is a member of the governing board of the National Social Science Association and is coeditor of the journal White House Studies. Over several years in the military and in the academic sphere his research interests have ranged from security studies, American foreign policy, and the office of the President. He has published numerous works, including most recently The Obama Presidency: A Preliminary Assessment (2012) and Fostering Community Resilience: Homeland Security and Hurricane Katrina (2010).