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The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618420018
  • Category: History
  • Page: 589
  • View: 462
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.

The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution

The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution

  • Author: Gary Schmitt,Joseph M. Bessette,Andrew E. Busch
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1538101033
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 3019
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The Imperial Presidency and the Constitution examines presidential power from a variety of perspectives: analyzing the president’s role in the administrative state, as commander-in-chief, as occupant of the modern “Bully Pulpit,” and, in separate essays, addressing recent presidents’ relationship with Congress and the Supreme Court.

The New Imperial Presidency

The New Imperial Presidency

Renewing Presidential Power After Watergate

  • Author: Andrew Rudalevige
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472114306
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 358
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Has the imperial presidency returned? "Well written and, while indispensable for college courses, should appeal beyond academic audiences to anyone interested in how well we govern ourselves. . . . I cannot help regarding it as a grand sequel for my own The Imperial Presidency." ---Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Has the imperial presidency returned? This question has been on the minds of many contemporary political observers, as recent American administrations have aimed to consolidate power. In The New Imperial Presidency, Andrew Rudalevige suggests that the congressional framework meant to advise and constrain presidential conduct since Watergate has slowly eroded. Rudalevige describes the evolution of executive power in our separated system of governance. He discusses the abuse of power that prompted what he calls the "resurgence regime" against the imperial presidency and inquires as to how and why---over the three decades that followed Watergate---presidents have regained their standing. Chief executives have always sought to interpret constitutional powers broadly. The ambitious president can choose from an array of strategies for pushing against congressional authority; finding scant resistance, he will attempt to expand executive control. Rudalevige's important and timely work reminds us that the freedoms secured by our system of checks and balances do not proceed automatically but depend on the exertions of public servants and the citizens they serve. His story confirms the importance of the "living Constitution," a tradition of historical experiences overlaying the text of the Constitution itself.

Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits

George W. Bush and the Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Mark J. Rozell,Gleaves Whitney
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442200413
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
  • View: 3869
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This collaboration of distinguished presidential scholars offers one of the first book-length post-presidency analyses of President George W. Bush and his policies. Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney have assembled a varied list of contributors from both ends of the political spectrum, bringing together academics and professionals to provide a glimpse into the politics and policies that defined President George W. Bush's presidency. Testing the Limits discusses all aspects of the Bush policy and administration, from staff appointments to foreign and domestic policy to budgetary politics. Several contributors focus their energy on the expansion of presidential powers during Bush presidency, assessing the increased influence of the Vice-President, the politicization of federal court appointments, and the development of executive privilege and presidential secrecy.

The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11

The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11

Lawyers React to the Global War on Terrorism

  • Author: James R. Silkenat,Mark R. Shulman
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780275994402
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 475
  • View: 9250
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A collection of documents (with introductions) that represent the independent voice of the nation's largest and most influential municipal bar, these materials represent an impressive variety of hard-hitting reports, letters and briefs addressing legal issues arising out of the global war on terror.

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

P.W. Botha, the First 10 Years

  • Author: Brian Pottinger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: South Africa
  • Page: 481
  • View: 3178
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Obama at War

Obama at War

Congress and the Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Ryan C. Hendrickson
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813160952
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 192
  • View: 4812
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During President Barack Obama's first term in office, the United States expanded its military presence in Afghanistan and increased drone missile strikes across Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The administration also deployed the military to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean, engaged in a sustained bombing operation in Libya, and deployed U.S. Special Forces in Central Africa to capture or kill Joseph Kony. In these cases, President Obama decided to use force without congressional approval. Yet, this increased executive power has not been achieved simply by the presidential assertion of such powers. It has also been supported by a group of senators and representatives who, for political reasons that stem from constant campaigning, seek to avoid responsibility for military action abroad. In this revealing book, Ryan C. Hendrickson examines President Obama's use of force in his first term with four major case studies. He demonstrates that, much like his predecessors, Obama has protected the executive branch's right not only to command, but also to determine when and where American forces are deployed. He also considers the voting records of Democrat John Kerry and Republican John McCain in the Senate, detailing how both men have played leading roles in empowering the commander-in-chief while limiting Congress's influence on military decision-making. Obama at War establishes that the imperial presidency poses significant foreign policy risks, and concludes with possible solutions to restore a more meaningful balance of power. The first book on the constitutional and political relationship between President Obama and the U.S. Congress and the use of military force, this timely reassessment of war powers provides a lucid examination of executive privilege and legislative deference in the modern American republic.

Daybreak

Daybreak

Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union

  • Author: David Swanson
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609800656
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 365
  • View: 2754
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Daybreak is a thorough investigation of how Bush/Cheney altered the way American government works and deteriorated the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It includes clear plans for how we may reclaim democracy, declare our rights, and truly set out for a new America. Shocking and inspirational, Daybreak provides a clear breakdown of all that we have lost, and all that we have to gain.

Takeover

Takeover

The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy

  • Author: Charlie Savage
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0316019615
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 300
  • View: 2037
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In 1789, the Founding Fathers came up with a system of checks and balances to keep kingly powers out of the hands of American presidents. But in the 1970s and '80s, a faction of Republican loyalists, outraged by the fall of the imperial presidency after Watergate and the Vietnam War, abandoned conservatives' traditional suspicion of concentrated government power. These men hatched a plot that would allow the White House to return to, or even surpass, the virtually unchecked powers that Richard Nixon had briefly tried to wield. Congress would be defanged, and the commander-in-chief would be able to assert a unilateral dominance both at home and abroad. Today, this plot is coming to fruition. As Takeover reveals, the Bush-Cheney administration has succeeded in seizing vast powers for the presidency by throwing off many of the restraints placed upon it by Congress, the courts, and the Constitution. This timely book unveils the secret machinations behind the headlines, explaining the links between warrantless wiretapping and the President Bush's Supreme Court nominees, between the torture debate and the secrecy surrounding Vice President Cheney's energy task force, and between the "faith-based initiative" and the holding of US citizens without trial as "enemy combatants." It tells, for the first time, the full story of a hidden agenda three decades in the making, laying out how a group of true believers set out to establish monarchical executive powers that, in the words of one conservative critic, "will lie around like a loaded weapon" ready to be picked up by any future president. Brilliantly reported and deftly told, Takeover is a searing investigation into how the constitutional balance of our democracy is in danger of being permanently altered. For anyone who cares about America's past, present, and future, it is essential reading.

Reining in the Imperial Presidency

Reining in the Imperial Presidency

Lessons and Recommendations Relating to the Presidency of George W. Bush : Final Report to Chairman John Conyers, Jr

  • Author: John Conyers
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1437915701
  • Category: Abuse of administrative power
  • Page: 539
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Documents the various abuses that occurred during the Bush Admin. relating to the House Judiciary Committee¿s review and jurisdiction, and to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to prevent the recurrence of these or similar abuses in the future. Contents: Preface: ¿Deconstructing the Imperial Presidency,¿ which describes and critiques the key war power memos that gave rise to the concept of broad-based, unreviewable, and secret presidential powers in time of war. Also describes specific abuses of the Imperial Presidency relating to Judiciary Comm. inquiries. Includes a comprehensive set of 47 policy recommendations designed to respond to the abuses and excesses of the Bush Imperial Presidency.

The Constitution in Peril: the Perpetual Growth of the Imperial Presidency During Wartime and the Subversion of Constitutional Checks and Balances

The Constitution in Peril: the Perpetual Growth of the Imperial Presidency During Wartime and the Subversion of Constitutional Checks and Balances

  • Author: Steven Morris
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0557093961
  • Category: Executive power
  • Page: 242
  • View: 7003
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This thesis examines the exponential increase in the power of the presidency during wartime from the time of the Founding Fathers up until the beginning of the Obama administration. It focuses on the ways in which our Nation's wartime presidents have marginalized the role of Congress and the judiciary during foreign conflicts. The first half of this work analyzes the actions of wartime presidents from a historical context, which is supplemented in the second half by an in-depth comparative discussion of the actions taken by the Bush administration during the War on Terror. This work concludes by recommending detailed courses of action to be pursued by future presidents in order to restore the fundamental maxim of checks and balances.

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9780395177136
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 505
  • View: 4032
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From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., comes one of the most important and influential investigations of the American presidency. The Imperial Presidency traces the growth of presidential power over two centuries, from George Washington to George W. Bush, examining how it has both served and harmed the Constitution and what Americans can do about it in years to come. The book that gave the phrase "imperial presidency" to the language, this is a work of "substantial scholarship written with lucidity, charm, and wit" (The New Yorker).

The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11: Dangerous doctrine : the Attorney General's unfounded claim of unlimited authority to arrest and deport aliens in secret

The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11: Dangerous doctrine : the Attorney General's unfounded claim of unlimited authority to arrest and deport aliens in secret

  • Author: James R. Silkenat,Mark R. Shulman
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780275994426
  • Category: Detention of persons
  • Page: 475
  • View: 8521
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A collection of documents (with introductions) that represent the independent voice of the nation's largest and most influential municipal bar, these materials represent an impressive variety of hard-hitting reports, letters and briefs addressing legal issues arising out of the global war on terror.

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9780395177136
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 505
  • View: 2600
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From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., comes one of the most important and influential investigations of the American presidency. The Imperial Presidency traces the growth of presidential power over two centuries, from George Washington to George W. Bush, examining how it has both served and harmed the Constitution and what Americans can do about it in years to come. The book that gave the phrase "imperial presidency" to the language, this is a work of "substantial scholarship written with lucidity, charm, and wit" (The New Yorker).

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

Reform Lessons from the George W. Bush Era

  • Author: Jack L. Wilson
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781617289651
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 460
  • View: 8570
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In 1973, historian Arthur Schlesinger coined the term "Imperial Presidency" to describe a presidency that had assumed more power than the Constitution allows, and had circumvented the traditional checks and balances of our constitutional system. Until recently, the Nixon Administration seemed to represent the singular embodiment of that idea. But today, examining the George W. Bush presidency, there can be little doubt concerning the persistence of Mr. Schlesinger's notion. The Bush Administration's approach to power, is at its core, little more than a restatement of Mr Nixon's famous rationalisation of presidential misdeeds: "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal". This book examines the lessons and recommendations relating to the Presidency of George W Bush.

The Imperial Presidency

The Imperial Presidency

  • Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
  • ISBN: 9780395177136
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 505
  • View: 797
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From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., comes one of the most important and influential investigations of the American presidency. The Imperial Presidency traces the growth of presidential power over two centuries, from George Washington to George W. Bush, examining how it has both served and harmed the Constitution and what Americans can do about it in years to come. The book that gave the phrase "imperial presidency" to the language, this is a work of "substantial scholarship written with lucidity, charm, and wit" (The New Yorker).

War Powers

War Powers

How the Imperial Presidency Hijacked the Constitution

  • Author: Peter Irons
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805080179
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 6753
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This book examines a fundamental question in the development of the American empire: What constraints does the Constitution place on our territorial expansion, military intervention, occupation of foreign countries, and on the power the president may exer

Wie Demokratien sterben

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

  • Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641222915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 3404
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

The Post-imperial Presidency

The Post-imperial Presidency

  • Author: Vincent Davis
  • Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
  • ISBN: 9780878557479
  • Category: History
  • Page: 190
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During the Nixon administration, a key phrase identified with Arthur Schlesinger emerged: namely, the "imperial presidency." The whole postwar trend was perceived as moving in this direction. But with the Ford and Carter administrations, strong countertrends were set in motion: trends which enhanced the power of the judiciary in the case of the impeachment of Nixon, and legislative authority in the cases of the Ford and Carter administrations. As a result, it is now time for a fundamental reevaluation of the nature of the presidency, which is precisely what this volume represents.