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N. Scott Cole, Ph.D.
This thesis examines Obama’s reasons for not shifting trade during the recession. The author goes into depth about how business groups influence Obama and his decisions on trade policies. Obama’s and Clinton’s administrations and their policies, through documents, speeches, and other sources, are also compared due to the fact that Clinton was the last Democratic president. Scholarly literature is also examined in regards to both Clinton’s and Obama’s presidency.
Pratt, Brian, "The Perseverance of Neoliberalism: Why Obama Has Not Shifted Trade Policy in Response to the Great Recession" (2011). Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers. 28.