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Call # JK585 .S64 2012
Author Sollenberger, Mitchel A
Title The president's czars : undermining Congress and the Constitution / Mitchel A. Sollenberger and Mark J. Rozell
Imprint Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012
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Descript. xi, 298 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Series Studies in government and public policy
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-286) and index
Summary/Abstract The very word "czar" seems inappropriate in a constitutional republic, but it has come to describe any executive branch official who has significant authority over a policy area, works independently of agency or Department heads, and is not confirmed by the Senate--or subject to congressional oversight. Mitchel Sollenberger and Mark Rozell provide the first comprehensive overview of presidential czars, tracing the history of the position from its origins through its initial expansion under FDR and its dramatic growth during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. --from publisher description
Subject United States. Congress. Senate -- Powers and duties
Executive power -- United States -- History
Presidents -- Staff -- Selection and appointment -- United States -- History
Separation of powers -- United States
United States -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History
Alt Author Rozell, Mark J
OCLC # 760979093
Table of Contents
1.Czars and the U.S. Constitution1
2.Origins and Growth of Executive Branch Czars27
3.Franklin D. Roosevelt: Czars in the Modern Presidency53
4.Harry S. Truman-Lyndon B. Johnson: Consolidating the Use of Czars78
5.Richard M. Nixon-Jimmy Carter: Congress's Feeble Response100
6.Ronald Reagan-Bill Clinton: The Reemergence of Czars121
7.George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Vast Proliferation of Czars137
8.Conclusions: Restoring the Constitutional Balance163
 Appendix: An Index of Czars and Media-Labeled Czars, 1919-2011181