The Presidency and the Challenge of Democracy / Edition 1by M. Genovese
Pub. Date: 11/17/2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
The rise of presidential power poses a significant threat to America's democratic values. As the presidency apparently eclipses Congress, 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Is the Presidency Dangerous to Democracy?; M.A.Genovese From Presidential Wars to American Hegemony: The Constitution after 9/11; L.Fisher Guarding the Parchment Barrier: The Attorney General and Presidential Power in Wartime; N.V.Baker The Constitutional Checks and Balances that Neither Check nor Balance; N.Kassop The Commander-in-Chief Power and Constitutional Invention in the Bush Administration; R.J.Spitzer The President over the Public: The Plebiscitary Presidency at Center Stage; L.C.Han From Multilateralism to Unilateralism: Evaluating U.S. Policy Making in the United Nations, Gulf Wars I and II; M.Bose The President as King: The Usurpation of War and Foreign Affairs Powers in the Modern Age; D.G.Adler Conclusion: The American Presidency in the Post 9/11 World; T.E.Cronin
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