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The Resource The imperial presidency and American politics : governance by edicts and coups, Benjamin Ginsberg, (electronic resource)

The imperial presidency and American politics : governance by edicts and coups, Benjamin Ginsberg, (electronic resource)

Label
The imperial presidency and American politics : governance by edicts and coups
Title
The imperial presidency and American politics
Title remainder
governance by edicts and coups
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Ginsberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Those who saw Donald Trump as a novel threat looming over American democracy and now think the danger has passed may not have been paying much attention to the political developments of the past several decades. Trump was merely the most recent-and will surely not be the last-in a long line of presidents who expanded the powers of the office and did not hesitate to act unilaterally when so doing served their purposes. Though presidents are elected more or less democratically, the presidency is not and was never intended to be a democratic institution. The framers thought that America would be governed by its representative assembly, the Congress of the United States. Presidential power, like a dangerous pharmaceutical, might have been labeled, "to be used only when needed." Today, Congress sporadically engages in law making but the president actually governs. Congress has become more an inquisitorial than a legislative body. Presidents rule through edicts while their opponents in the Congress counter with coups. The courts sputter and fume but generally back the president. This is the new separation of powers-the president exercises power and the other branches are separated from it. Where will this end? Regardless of who occupies the Oval Office, the imperial presidency inexorably is bringing down the curtain on American representative democracy"--
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Ginsberg, Benjamin,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
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  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • United States
Label
The imperial presidency and American politics : governance by edicts and coups, Benjamin Ginsberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003109556
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the imperial presidency has poisoned American politics -- The rise of presidential imperialism and the politics of edicts and coups -- Fighting to control the nation's bureaucracies -- How the FBI and other security agencies interfere in American politics -- How the courts enable the imperial presidency -- The presidency and America's future
Control code
9781003109556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000400045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4324/9781003109556
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1238131998
Label
The imperial presidency and American politics : governance by edicts and coups, Benjamin Ginsberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003109556
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How the imperial presidency has poisoned American politics -- The rise of presidential imperialism and the politics of edicts and coups -- Fighting to control the nation's bureaucracies -- How the FBI and other security agencies interfere in American politics -- How the courts enable the imperial presidency -- The presidency and America's future
Control code
9781003109556
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000400045
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4324/9781003109556
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1238131998

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