Reclaiming Accountability : Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution
By: Kitrosser, Heidi.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (292 p.).ISBN: 9780226191775.Subject(s): Constitutional law -- United States | Executive power -- United States | Executive privilege (Government information) -- United States | Government accountability -- United States | Transparency in government -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reclaiming Accountability : Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. ConstitutionDDC classification: 342.73/066 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Chapter 1. The Constitutional Law of Government Secrecy; Chapter 2. The Tools and Politics of Constitutional Meaning; Chapter 3. Substantive Accountability and External Checking; Chapter 4. Supremacy Explained and Critiqued; Chapter 5. How Supremacy Undermines Substantive Accountability; Chapter 6. Presidential Supremacy in the Courts; Chapter 7. Substantive Accountability and Internal Checking; Chapter 8. How Unitary Executive Theory Undermines Substantive Accountability; Chapter 9. Where Do We Go from Here?; Notes; Index
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-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 cont
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