Executing the Constitution

Executing the Constitution : Putting the President Back into the Constitution

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Over the last thirty years, a great deal of attention has been paid to executive branch interpretation of the Constitution. Executing the Constitution focuses on the creative interpretation of constitutional powers to either expand executive branch policymaking or to shield its prerogatives. In analyzing and explaining the bold unilateral decisions presidents have made during and since the Vietnam War, this book draws attention to some dramatic changes in the executive branch that explain the development and use of such concepts as presidential signing statements, administrative clearance, unilateral foreign policy declarations, and executive privilege.
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  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 476.28g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791467279
  • 9780791467275

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"This work makes a needed and valuable contribution to the scholarship on several important and timely changes occurring in the presidential relationship to and use of the Constitution. All presidential scholars will want to add this to their libraries." -- Robert P. Watson, editor of Life in the White House: A Social History of the First Family and the Pr
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About Christopher S. Kelley

Christopher S. Kelley is Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Miami University.
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