A Presidential Nation: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (BOK)

Michael A. Genovese

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The Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial. Why do we devote monuments to the presidents? Why do we honor them, instead of Congress, or the courts? A Presidential Nation examines how the presidency-an office limited by the Constitution and separation of powers-became the centerpiece of American government. Michael A. Genovese argues that in rebelling against the British, the Framers of the Constitution invented a circumscribed presidency to guard against executive tyranny. Yet, over time, presidential power has risen and congressional power declined to a point where the United States has a near imperial presidency. Reexamining the status of presidential power in the post-9/11 world, Dr. Genovese considers the alternatives, if any, to the current model of presidential power. A Presidential Nation is perfect for students of American Presidency and Federal Governance courses and anyone interested in the changing authority of the American political system.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Michael A. Genovese
Forlag
Perseus-Westview Books
ISBN 9780813347219
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 299 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political leaders & leadership