• George W Bush, Karl Rove and Power

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    This 7 page paper looks at the book Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore and Wayne Slater, and show how different forms of power, as defined by French and Raven, are demonstrated the book. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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    George W Bush, Karl Rove and Power United Kingdom, October 2003. To Use This Report Correctly, Please  l There are many different types of power, much of which comes together when the position perceived as the most powerfully globally is elected; the President of the United  States. In the book Bushs Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore is a good example of the different power types, how they manifest and  the way in which they are used. It is possible to analysis the events and the way in which President George W Bush was able to ascend to this position  with the help of others whilst looking to French and Raven powerbases. French and Raven outline seven different powerbases, however, when examining these it is necessary to remember that  none will usually be seen in isolation. The operation of the legitimate power base comes form an organization. An example of this may be seen as the electrical collage system  and the electrical collage itself that actually appointed George W Bush as president following the elections. There are also the legitimate at appointments made on the way to this office,  the gaining of governorship, though the relevant organization and also through the electorate. George W Bush is a good example of the use of power as it appears, when  looking at more detail, that he was not a political driver and did not have the determination and rive seen in other presidential candidates, but was himself subjected to the  use of power by others. George W Bush was the son of George Bush, and Moore argues that the push form his family was partly as a desire for 

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