Imperial From The Beginning: The Constitution Of The Original Executive

Hardcover | May 26, 2015

bySaikrishna Bangalore Prakash

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Eminent scholar Saikrishna Prakash offers the first truly comprehensive study of the original American presidency. Drawing from a vast range of sources both well known and obscure, this volume reconstructs the powers and duties of the nation’s chief executive at the Constitution’s founding. Among other subjects, Prakash examines the term and structure of the office of the president, as well as the president’s power as constitutional executor of the law, authority in foreign policy, role as commander in chief, level of control during emergencies, and relationship with the Congress, the courts, and the states. This ambitious and even-handed analysis counters numerous misconceptions about the presidency and fairly demonstrates that the office was seen as monarchical from its inception.

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Eminent scholar Saikrishna Prakash offers the first truly comprehensive study of the original American presidency. Drawing from a vast range of sources both well known and obscure, this volume reconstructs the powers and duties of the nation’s chief executive at the Constitution’s founding. Among other subjects, Prakash examines the te...

Saikrishna Prakash is the James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law and the Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor at the University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.19 inPublished:May 26, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300194560

ISBN - 13:9780300194562

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Received honorable mention for the 2016 Scribes Book Award sponsored by the American Society of Legal Writers.