Presidency and the Challenge of Democracy / Edition 1

Presidency and the Challenge of Democracy / Edition 1

by Michael A. Genovese
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403974225

ISBN-13: 9781403974228

Pub. Date: 09/17/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

It is clear that the tectonic plates of the American political system are gravitating towards a model of presidential government not envisioned and, in fact, precluded by the constitutional design of the framers of the United States Constitution. As the presidency eclipses Congress and the courts in power, and public/media attention, the balance of powers has tilted.…  See more details below

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It is clear that the tectonic plates of the American political system are gravitating towards a model of presidential government not envisioned and, in fact, precluded by the constitutional design of the framers of the United States Constitution. As the presidency eclipses Congress and the courts in power, and public/media attention, the balance of powers has tilted. In this accessible book, leading scholars explore the reasons for and implications of the rising power of the presidency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403974228
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/17/2006
Series:
The Evolving American Presidency
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Notes on Contributors     xi
Is the Presidency Dangerous to Democracy?   Michael A. Genovese     1
From Presidential Wars to American Hegemony: The Constitution After 9/11   Louis Fisher     23
Guarding the Parchment Barrier: The Attorney General and Presidential Power in Wartime   Nancy V. Baker     53
The Constitutional Checks and Balances that Neither Check Nor Balance   Nancy Kassop     73
The Commander in Chief Power and Constitutional Invention in the Bush Administration   Robert J. Spitzer     93
The President Over the Public: The Plebiscitary Presidency at Center Stage   Lori Cox Han     119
Who Makes U.S. Foreign Policy? Presidential Leadership in Gulf Wars I and II   Meena Bose     139
The President as King: The Usurpation of War and Foreign Affairs Powers in the Modern Age   David Gray Adler     159
Conclusion: The American Presidency in a Post 9/11 World   Thomas E. Cronin     191
Index     201

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