Long Wars and the Constitution

Long Wars and the Constitution

by Stephen M. Griffin
     
 

Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war.See more details below

Overview

Extension of presidential leadership in foreign affairs to war powers has destabilized our constitutional order and deranged our foreign policy. Stephen M. Griffin shows unexpected connections between the imperial presidency and constitutional crises, and argues for accountability by restoring Congress to a meaningful role in decisions for war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674058286
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,386,711
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms ix

Introduction 1

1 War Powers and Constitutional Change 11

2 Truman and the Post-1945 Constitutional Order 52

3 War and the National Security State 99

4 Vietnam and Watergate: The Post-1945 Constitutional Order in Crisis 120

5 The Constitutional Order in the Post-Vietnam Era 153

6 The 9/11 Wars and the Presidency 194

7 A New Constitutional Order? 236

Appendix: Executive Branch War Powers Opinions since 1950 277

Notes 281

Acknowledgments 351

Index 353

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