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The Resource The wartime president : executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman and Jon C. Rogowski

The wartime president : executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman and Jon C. Rogowski

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The wartime president : executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat
Title
The wartime president
Title remainder
executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat
Statement of responsibility
William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman and Jon C. Rogowski
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority," wrote Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. The balance of power between Congress and the president has been a powerful thread throughout American political thought since the time of the Founding Fathers. And yet, for all that has been written on the topic, we still lack a solid empirical or theoretical justification for Hamilton's proposition.For the first time, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski systematically analyze the question. Congress, they show, is more likely to defer to the president's policy preferences when political debates center on national rather than local considerations. Thus, World War II and the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq significantly augmented presidential power, allowing the president to enact foreign and domestic policies that would have been unattainable in times of peace. But, contrary to popular belief, there are also times when war has little effect on a president's influence in Congress. The Vietnam and Gulf Wars, for instance, did not nationalize our politics nearly so much, and presidential influence expanded only moderately. Built on groundbreaking research, The Wartime President offers one of the most significant works ever written on the wartime powers presidents wield at home." -- Publisher's description
  • "It is the nature of war to increase the executive at the expense of the legislative authority," wrote Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. The balance of power between Congress and the president has been a powerful thread throughout American political thought since the time of the Founding Fathers. And yet, for all that has been written on the topic, we still lack a solid empirical or theoretical justification for Hamilton's proposition.For the first time, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski systematically analyze the question. Congress, they show, is more likely to defer to the president's policy preferences when political debates center on national rather than local considerations. Thus, World War II and the post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan and Iraq significantly augmented presidential power, allowing the president to enact foreign and domestic policies that would have been unattainable in times of peace. But, contrary to popular belief, there are also times when war has little effect on a president's influence in Congress. The Vietnam and Gulf Wars, for instance, did not nationalize our politics nearly so much, and presidential influence expanded only moderately. Built on groundbreaking research, The Wartime President offers one of the most significant works ever written on the wartime powers presidents wield at home
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Howell, William G
Dewey number
342.73/062
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JF256
LC item number
.H69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jackman, Saul P
  • Rogowski, Jon C
Series statement
Chicago series on international and domestic institutions
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  • War and emergency powers
  • War and emergency powers
  • Executive power
  • Politics and war
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The wartime president : executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman and Jon C. Rogowski
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. War and the American presidency -- 2. The policy priority model -- 3. The model's predictions about modern U.S. wars -- 4. Spending in war and in peace -- 5. Voting in war and in peace -- 6. Case studies I: illustrations -- 7. Case studies II: challenges -- 8. Summaries, speculations and extensions -- Appendices
Control code
823473432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780226048253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012051427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)823473432
Label
The wartime president : executive influence and the nationalizing politics of threat, William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman and Jon C. Rogowski
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. War and the American presidency -- 2. The policy priority model -- 3. The model's predictions about modern U.S. wars -- 4. Spending in war and in peace -- 5. Voting in war and in peace -- 6. Case studies I: illustrations -- 7. Case studies II: challenges -- 8. Summaries, speculations and extensions -- Appendices
Control code
823473432
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 344 pages
Isbn
9780226048253
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012051427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)823473432

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