Higher Education

9-11: Aftershocks of the Attack, 2nd Edition

  • Jeremy D. Mayer George Mason University
  • ISBN-10: 0495130990  |  ISBN-13: 9780495130994
  • 76 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2003
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $23.25



A revision of our best selling supplement for American Government focusing on the events and aftermath of the 9/11 attacks on American Politics and Government, this second edition focuses on political & policy fallout from the attacks. Analysis in this topical booklet covers continuing effects of the attack on the media, Congress, the presidency, the courts, & policy outcomes, including 9/11 commission hearings, the war in Iraq, & the 2004 elections. Furthermore, this short, topical text is well grounded in historical context, considering how other major crises have been handled. Other areas typically covered in an American government course, such as the religion and public opinion are emphasized as well. Free when bundled.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 9-11: Aftershocks of the Attack.
1. The President in Crisis: Challenge and Opportunity.
2. Congress in Crisis: Deference and Dissent.
3. Civil Liberties in Crisis: An Altered Balance.
4. Public Opinion in Crisis: Rally 'Round Whose Flag?
5. 9-11 and the Elections of 2002 and 2004: Was Al Qaeda on the Ballot.
6. After the Aftermath: Return to Normalcy or Ongoing Crisis?

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeremy D. Mayer

Jeremy D. Mayer is an Assistant Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy who specializes in presidential elections, public opinion, racial politics, and foreign policy. He has published widely on American politics and his book "Running on Race: Racial Politics in Presidential Campaigns 1960-2000'' (Random House, 2002) was selected by Washington Monthly as one of the best political books of 2002. He is the author of the forthcoming "America Media Politics'' (McGraw Hill) and is working on a new book examining public opinion in the U.S. about the Middle East. Dr. Mayer is the recipient of the 2002 Rowman and Littlefield Award for Innovative Teaching in Political Science, the only national award for teaching of its kind. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in American Government from Georgetown University in 1996. Before joining the George Mason School of Public Policy in 2003, Dr. Mayer was a visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University from 2001-2003 and an assistant professor at Kalamazoo College from 1996-2001.