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The Resource Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution, Heidi Kitrosser

Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution, Heidi Kitrosser

Label
Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution
Title
Reclaiming accountability
Title remainder
transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Kitrosser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans tend to believe in government that is transparent and accountable. Those who govern us work for us, and therefore they must also answer to us. But how do we reconcile calls for greater accountability with the competing need for secrecy, especially in matters of national security? Those two imperatives are usually taken to be antithetical, but Heidi Kitrosser argues convincingly that this is not the case<U+0127> �and that our concern ought to lie not with secrecy, but with the sort of unchecked secrecy that can result from "presidentialism, " or constitutional arguments for broad executive control of information. In Reclaiming Accountability, Kitrosser traces presidentialism from its start as part of a decades-old legal movement through its appearance during the Bush and Obama administrations, demonstrating its effects on secrecy throughout. Taking readers through the key presidentialist arguments<U+0127> �including "supremacy" and "unitary executive theory"<U+0127> �she explains how these arguments misread the Constitution in a way that is profoundly at odds with democratic principles. Kitrosser's own reading offers a powerful corrective, showing how the Constitution provides myriad tools, including the power of Congress and the courts to enforce checks on presidential power, through which we could reclaim government accountability.----
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Kitrosser, Heidi
Dewey number
342.73066
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executive power
  • Government accountability
  • Executive privilege (Government information)
  • Transparency in government
  • Executive power
  • Constitutional law
Label
Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution, Heidi Kitrosser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The constitutional law of government secrecy -- The tools and politics of constitutional meaning -- Substantive accountability and external checking -- Supremacy explained and critiqued -- How supremacy undermines substantive accountability -- Presidential supremacy in the courts -- Substantive accountability and internal checking -- How unitary executive theory undermines substantive accountability -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
FIEb17640143
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780226191638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871670549
Label
Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution, Heidi Kitrosser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The constitutional law of government secrecy -- The tools and politics of constitutional meaning -- Substantive accountability and external checking -- Supremacy explained and critiqued -- How supremacy undermines substantive accountability -- Presidential supremacy in the courts -- Substantive accountability and internal checking -- How unitary executive theory undermines substantive accountability -- Where do we go from here?
Control code
FIEb17640143
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
283 pages
Isbn
9780226191638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)871670549

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