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Presidential Powers.

By: Krent, Harold J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (287 p.).ISBN: 9780814748640.Subject(s): Executive power -- United States | Presidents -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Presidential PowersDDC classification: 352.23/5/0973 LOC classification: JK516 .K73 2005Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The President's Power to Execute the Laws Passed by Congress; 2 The Executive's Power over Foreign Affairs; 3 The Protective Power of the President; 4 Presidential Immunities and Priviledges; 5 The Pardon Power; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Framed in Article II of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution-the need for presidential initiative in administering the law and providing foreign policy leadership, the importance of maintaining congressional control over policymaking, and the imperative to ensure that the president be accountable to the p
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Contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 The President's Power to Execute the Laws Passed by Congress; 2 The Executive's Power over Foreign Affairs; 3 The Protective Power of the President; 4 Presidential Immunities and Priviledges; 5 The Pardon Power; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Framed in Article II of the Constitution, presidential powers are dictated today by judicial as well as historical precedent. To understand the ways the president wields power as well as how this power is kept in check by other branches of government, Harold J. Krent presents three overlapping determinants of the president's role under the Constitution-the need for presidential initiative in administering the law and providing foreign policy leadership, the importance of maintaining congressional control over policymaking, and the imperative to ensure that the president be accountable to the p

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Krent (Chicago-Kent College of Law) has written an unsatisfying book. While a section on the significance of the pardon power is particularly useful, there is little new in Krent's work: presidential powers have been extensively studied many times. Any book on this topic thus needs a unique focus to make it valuable. However, the book is poorly organized. Nowhere, for example, does the volume explicitly list the constitutional powers of the president. Moreover, the book pays little attention to the president's supra-constitutional powers (e.g., party leadership, media dominance, agenda setting), which are arguably more important in shaping the president's role in contemporary politics. Instead, constitutional powers are addressed in no discernable order. In addition, Krent relies heavily on legal interpretation as it attempts to determine the proper nature and limits of presidential powers. Any such approach is ultimately doomed to fail because it ignores the fundamental fact of presidential powers: they are political and thus dynamic over time. ^BSumming Up: Optional. Only for graduate students, researchers, and professionals interested in the legal interpretation of constitutional powers and experienced in the topic. A. L. Crothers Illinois State University

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