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Take Up Your Pen

Unilateral Presidential Directives in American Politics


Συγγραφέας: Dodds Graham G.
Εκδότης: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812245110
Σειρά βιβλίου: Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 320
Διαστάσεις: 23x3x15
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Take Up Your Pen"

Executive orders and proclamations afford presidents an independent means of controlling a wide range of activities in the federal government-yet they are not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the controversial edicts known as universal presidential directives seem to violate the separation of powers by enabling the commander-in-chief to bypass Congress and enact his own policy preferences. As Clinton White House counsel Paul Begala remarked on the numerous executive orders signed by the president during his second term: "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool." Although public awareness of unilateral presidential directives has been growing over the last decade-sparked in part by Barack Obama's use of executive orders and presidential memoranda to reverse many of his predecessor's policies as well as by the number of unilateral directives George W. Bush promulgated for the "War on Terror"-Graham G. Dodds reminds us that not only has every single president issued executive orders, such orders have figured in many of the most significant episodes in American political history. In Take Up Your Pen, Dodds offers one of the first historical treatments of this executive prerogative and explores the source of this authority; how executive orders were legitimized, accepted, and routinized; and what impact presidential directives have had on our understanding of the presidency, American politics, and political development. By tracing the rise of a more activist central government-first advanced in the Progressive Era by Theodore Roosevelt-Dodds illustrates the growing use of these directives throughout a succession of presidencies. More important, Take Up Your Pen questions how unilateral presidential directives fit the conception of democracy and the needs of American citizens.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Dodds Graham G.
Κατηγορία: πολιτική
Σειρά βιβλίου: Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism
ISBN: 9780812245110
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 02/05/2013
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 320
Τόπος έκδοσης: Pennsylvania
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 635 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x3x15 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 1 illus.

Περιεχόμενα

Chapter 1. Unilateral Directives and the Presidency Chapter 2. The Constitutional Executive Chapter 3. Judicial Sanction Chapter 4. Early Unilateral Presidential Directives Chapter 5. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Unilateral Presidential Directives Chapter 6. Unilateral Presidential Directives from Roosevelt to Roosevelt: Taft through Chapter 7. Unilateral Presidential Directives from the Postwar Era to the Present Day Chapter 8. Conclusions Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments

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