Watergate Remembered: The Legacy for American Politics [NOOK Book]

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The Watergate crisis continues to cast a long shadow over American politics. So many of the issues we confront today have their roots in the scandals of the Nixon administration. In this volume, a collection of essays by political scientists and historians from the United States and the United Kingdom, the contributors trace many of today's problems directly back to the Watergate crisis, and examine the legacy of Watergate for American politics today.
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Overview

The Watergate crisis continues to cast a long shadow over American politics. So many of the issues we confront today have their roots in the scandals of the Nixon administration. In this volume, a collection of essays by political scientists and historians from the United States and the United Kingdom, the contributors trace many of today's problems directly back to the Watergate crisis, and examine the legacy of Watergate for American politics today.
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“This collection of excellent analyses reminds us that Watergate was much more than an illegal break-in; the ‘White House horrors’ included financial corruption, illegal wiretaps, suborning perjury, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and undermining the electoral process. For those who remember Watergate, the collection provides a stark reminder of the turbulent times that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. For those who are too young to remember Watergate, it provides an in-depth case study of the tragedy that Richard Nixon inflicted upon himself and the country. The essays in this book are not merely of historical interest; they trace the ripples of Watergate through the past 40 years and reveal the broader ramifications of this defining episode in twentieth century American history. Anyone interested in American politics will learn much from this book.”—James P. Pfiffner, George Mason University

“In this book, leading American and British scholars demonstrate Watergate's lasting impact upon American politics and national institutions. The scandal reshaped the separation of powers, campaign finance law, presidential war powers, and the president's relationship with the public. Its effects reached far into American culture and media. The book's thoughtful contributors illuminate the scandal as one of the signal events in American political history. It is essential reading for students of American politics, history, and the American presidency.”—Steve Schier, Congdon Professor of Political Science, Carleton College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137011978
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • File size: 521 KB

Meet the Author

Michael A. Genoveseholds the Loyola Chair of Leadership Studies and is Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies atLoyola Marymount University.Iwan W. Morganis a professor of US Studies and director of the United States Presidency Centre at the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; M.A.Genovese & I.W.Morgan  

Schlesinger's Imperial Presidency Revisited; J.Herbert  

Watergate and the Decline of the Separation of Powers; N.Kassop  

Watergate and the Emergence of the Special Prosecutor in American Politics; C.Harrington 

Nixon and the War Powers; D.G.Adler  

Nixon, Reputation, and Watergate; I.W.Morgan  

Watergate and the Era of Big Money Politics; V.Farrar-Myers

Nixon, Watergate, and the Attempt to Sway Public Opinion; T.Belt 

Frost-Nixon as Media Remembrance of Watergate; K.Marshall 

The Long Legacy of Watergate; M.A.Genovese
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