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Call # JK516 .S435 2009
Author Shane, Peter M
Title Madison's nightmare : how executive power threatens American democracy / Peter M. Shane
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
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Descript. xi, 245 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-240) and index
Subject Executive power -- United States -- History
Separation of powers -- United States -- History
Representative government and representation -- United States -- History
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century
OCLC # 256764505
Table of Contents
1Madison's Nightmare: How the Federal Government Became Unchecked and Unbalanced1
2Checks and Balances in Law and History27
3Iraq and the (Unlearned) Lessons of Vietnam: Presidentialism and the Pathologies of Unilateral Policy Making56
4Presidentialism, National Security, and the Breakdown of Government Lawyering82
5Form over Accountability: Executive Privilege, Signing Statements, and the Illusion of Law112
6The President's Personal Bureaucracy: Administrative Accountability and the Unitary Executive143
7Recovering the Madisonian Dream: Visions of Democracy, Steps to Reform175