Domestic Policy

  • Dilys M. Hill
Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)


Bill Clinton entered office as the domestic president: in contrast to Bush, the economy, crime and major reforms of the health and welfare systems would be priorities. The president’s ability to drive the domestic agenda once in office, however, was subject to major constraints: his own management and leadership of that agenda; the power shift in Congress following the 1994 elections; the budget limitations. Above all, as Stoesz has argued, the era of traditional solutions to domestic policy had been relegated to the dustbin, as increasing problems of health, education, welfare and an ageing population faced fewer public resources to solve them.1


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