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Sidney M. Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor in the Department of Politics and Faculty Associate of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. Daniel J. Tichenor is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Political Science and director of the Program on Democratic Engagement and Governance of the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics at the University of Oregon.
"Presidents are not natural allies for social movements, but when their ambitions coincide, the political effects can be of first order significance. In their penetrating analysis of this delicate relationship, Milkis and Tichenor provide a guide to the future, for interactions like these are bound to figure more prominently in the years to come."--Stephen Skowronek, Yale University "In their timely and deeply illuminating book, Milkis and Tichenor examine the 'uneasy partnerships' between presidents and social movements, which have transformed the nation during key junctures in American history. Rivalry and Reform makes a critical intervention in the debate about 'top down' versus 'bottom up' social change. This important book is essential reading for these turbulent times."--Cybelle Fox, University of California, Berkeley "Rivalry and Reform is that rare book that will be of interest to scholars of the presidency and APD but at the same time attract a broader reading public. Well written and original, it's an important contribution to the field of presidential studies, one that will be widely read and discussed."--Richard Ellis, Willamette University