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Power play [electronic resource] : the Bush presidency and the Constitution / James P. Pfiffner.

By: Pfiffner, James P.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 299 p.).ISBN: 9780815701521 (electronic bk.); 0815701527 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- | United States. Constitution | Executive power -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Presidents -- United States -- History -- 21st century | United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009 | HISTORY | Bush, George W | Verfassung <1787> | Regierung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power play.DDC classification: 973.931 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A government of laws or men? -- The nature of executive power -- Creating individual rights and an independent legislature -- The American Constitution -- The power to imprison : habeas corpus -- The power to torture -- The power to surveil -- The power to ignore the law : signing statements -- Conclusion: Constitutionalism and the rule of law.
Summary: "Analyzes the Bush presidency's efforts to expand executive power, putting them into constitutional and historical perspective. Explores the evolution of Anglo-American thinking about executive power and individual rights. Documents how the current administration has undermined the separation of powers and shows how these practices have imperiled the rule of law"--Provided by publisher.
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A government of laws or men? -- The nature of executive power -- Creating individual rights and an independent legislature -- The American Constitution -- The power to imprison : habeas corpus -- The power to torture -- The power to surveil -- The power to ignore the law : signing statements -- Conclusion: Constitutionalism and the rule of law.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Analyzes the Bush presidency's efforts to expand executive power, putting them into constitutional and historical perspective. Explores the evolution of Anglo-American thinking about executive power and individual rights. Documents how the current administration has undermined the separation of powers and shows how these practices have imperiled the rule of law"--Provided by publisher.

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