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The Resource Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11, Jack Goldsmith

Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11, Jack Goldsmith

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Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11
Title
Power and constraint
Title remainder
the accountable presidency after 9/11
Statement of responsibility
Jack Goldsmith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional wisdom holds that 9/11 sounded the death knell for presidential accountability. In fact, the opposite is true. The novel powers that our post-9/11 commanders in chief assumed--endless detentions, military commissions, state secrets, broad surveillance, and more--are the culmination of a two-century expansion of presidential authority. But these new powers have been met with thousands of barely visible legal and political constraints--enforced by congressional committees, government lawyers, courts, and the media--that have transformed our unprecedentedly powerful presidency into one that is also unprecedentedly accountable. These constraints are the key to understanding why Obama continued the Bush counterterrorism program, and in this light, the events of the last decade should be seen as a victory, not a failure, of American constitutional government. We have actually preserved the framers' original idea of a balanced constitution, despite the vast increase in presidential power made necessary by this age of permanent emergency.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsmith, Jack L
Dewey number
352.23/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK511
LC item number
.G62 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • Separation of powers
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • Separation of powers
  • Presidenter
  • Förenta staterna
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Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11, Jack Goldsmith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-300) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Checks and balances in an endless war -- Continuity: The new normal -- Forces bigger than the president -- Distributed checks and balances: Accountability journalism -- Spies under a government microscope -- Warrior-lawyers -- The GTMO bar -- Assessment: The presidential synopticon -- After the next attack
Control code
ocn738350092
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780393081336
Lccn
2011048261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40020637373
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393081336
  • (OCoLC)738350092
Label
Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11, Jack Goldsmith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-300) 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
Checks and balances in an endless war -- Continuity: The new normal -- Forces bigger than the president -- Distributed checks and balances: Accountability journalism -- Spies under a government microscope -- Warrior-lawyers -- The GTMO bar -- Assessment: The presidential synopticon -- After the next attack
Control code
ocn738350092
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 311 pages
Isbn
9780393081336
Lccn
2011048261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40020637373
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393081336
  • (OCoLC)738350092

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