Executive Power in Theory and Practice

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorHugh Liebert, Gary L. McDowell, Terry L. L. Price

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Since September 11, 2001, long-standing debates over the nature and proper extent of executive power have assumed a fresh urgency. What is executive power? When did it first emerge, and why? And what is the role of the executive within the American regime? In this book, eleven leading scholars of American politics and political theory address these and related questions, in essays on topics ranging from Aristotle and the Roman Republic to the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

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Since September 11, 2001, long-standing debates over the nature and proper extent of executive power have assumed a fresh urgency. What is executive power? When did it first emerge, and why? And what is the role of the executive within the American regime? In this book, eleven leading scholars of American politics and political theory ...

HUGH LIEBERT is assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. GARY L. McDOWELL is professor of Leadership Studies and holder of the Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science, and Law at the University of Richmond's Jepson School of Leadership Studies...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:238 pages, 9.67 × 5.65 × 0.73 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230339965

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Contributors *Acknowledgments* Introduction *Part I History of Executive Power * One The Price of Efficacy: Aristotle and Executive Power * TwoThe Roman Executive * ThreeUnderstanding the Things of State: On Machiavelli’s Use of Modo, Ordine, and Via * FourThomas Hobbes, Niccolò Machiavelli, and the Executive Power * Five Locke’s Latent Sovereign * Part II The American Executive * SixConstituting the Prince * SevenUnLock[e]ing the Constitutional Separation of Powers * EightThe Madisonian Understanding of Executive Power: A Defense of Concurrent Powers * NineThe Imperiled Presidency: Informal Constraints on Executive Power * TenThe Political Costs of Legalizing Executive Power * ElevenThe Modern Executive Tames Obama * Index