Bush versus Kerry: The Economy in the Balance? (Part I)

Isbell, Paul (2004) Bush versus Kerry: The Economy in the Balance? (Part I). Boletín Elcano (56). 4 p.. ISSN 1696-3326

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Abstract

The Bush-Kerry debate on the economy and the differences in their respective economic programmes. Before the US presidential debates, it was widely agreed that while a majority of Americans still placed more faith in George Bush in matters concerning national security, most believed that John Kerry would deal with economic issues –such as employment, fiscal policy, health care or social security– more effectively and fairly than has (or would) President Bush. Furthermore, while a growing consensus of analysts now claim –almost to the point of cliché– that the foreign policy stances of the two candidates are not radically different from each other (distinguishing themselves only in terms of style and form, see Soeren Kern, Bush or Kerry: Why the Substance of US Foreign Policy Will Not Change, Elcano Royal Institute, ARI nr. 148/2004, 29/IX/2004), their positions on economic matters do appear –at least as they have coalesced during the campaign and the debates– to be quite distinct and materially different.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés .- Publicado también en Elcano Newsletter nº7
Uncontrolled Keywords: EEUU-Diálogo Transatlántico / Economía y Comercio Internacional
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > COUNTRIES AND REGIONS > UNITED STATES
ECONOMIC POLICY; SOCIAL POLICY; PLANNING > ECONOMIC POLICY; PLANNING > ECONOMIC POLICY.REGIONAL POLICY
ECONOMIC CONDITIONS; ECONOMIC RESEARCH; ECONOMIC SYSTEMS > ECONOMIC CONDITIONS > INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK > POLITICS > ELECTIONS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 03:09
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2012 03:09
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/617

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