Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy, and Accountability / Edition 3

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Overview

Executive Privilege-called "the definitive contemporary work on the subject" by the Journal of Politics-is widely considered the best in-depth history and analysis of executive privilege and its relation to the proper scope and limits of presidential power. Picking up where the second edition left off, this revised and updated third edition provides a thorough analysis of the controversies stirred by George W. Bush's aggressive and relentless use of executive privilege over an eight-year period.

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Editorial Reviews

ABA National Security Law Report
Ought to be mandatory reading for every member of Congress and national security lawyers in the Legislative and Executive branches.
Political Science Quarterly
Lucid, balanced, and tightly reasoned, Rozell's excellent book provides needed guidance on a topic that bedevils every administration.
Rhetoric & Public Affairs
For an American people who (apparently) must be their president's keeper, this book is essential reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700617135
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Series: Studies in Government and Public Policy
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Dilemma of Secrecy and Democratic Accountability 1
1 The Arguments against Executive Privilege 7
2 The Arguments in Favor of Executive Privilege 19
3 Undermining a Constitutional Doctrine: Richard Nixon and the Abuse of Executive Privilege 54
4 The Post-Watergate Years I: The "Open" Presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter 72
5 The Post-Watergate Years II: Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and the Era of Divided Government 93
6 Beyond the Watergate Taint: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and the Effort to Restore Executive Privilege 122
Conclusion: Resolving the Dilemma 156
Notes 171
Index 199
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