Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People

Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People

by Dana D. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816656770

ISBN-13: 9780816656776

Pub. Date: 09/19/2008

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Dana D. Nelson argues that it is the office of the presidency itself that endangers the great American experiment. This urgent book, with new analysis of President Barack Obama's first months in office, reveals the futility of placing all of our hopes for the future in the American president and encourages citizens to create a politics of deliberation, action, and

Overview

Dana D. Nelson argues that it is the office of the presidency itself that endangers the great American experiment. This urgent book, with new analysis of President Barack Obama's first months in office, reveals the futility of placing all of our hopes for the future in the American president and encourages citizens to create a politics of deliberation, action, and agency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816656776
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
09/19/2008
Series:
Wicazo SA Review Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The People v. Presidentialism, 1. How the President Becomes a Superhero, 2. Voting and the Incredibly Shrinking Citizen, 3. Presidential War Powers and Politics as War, 4. Going Corporate with the Unitary Executive Conclusion: Reclaiming Democratic Power for Ourselves, Acknowledgments, Bibliography, Index

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