9781137014450 (electronic bk.) 1137014458 (electronic bk.) 0230339964 9780230339965
Jepson studies in leadership.
Since September 11, 2001, long-standing debates over the nature and proper extent of executive power have assumed a fresh urgency. What is executive power? When did it first emerge, and why? And what is the role of the executive within the American regime? In this book, eleven leading scholars of American politics and political theory address these and related questions, in essays on topics ranging from Aristotle and the Roman Republic to the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
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Introduction Part I. History of executive power: the price of efficacy: Aristotle and executive power / Robert Faulkner; The Roman Executive / Hugh Liebert; Understanding the things of state: on Machiavelli's use of modo, ordine, and via / Thomas Karako; Thomas Hobbes, Machiavelli, and the executive power / Paul A. Rahe; Locke's latent sovereign / Lynn Uzzell Part II. The American executive: constituting the prince / Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick Unlocking the constitutional separation of powers / David K. Nichols; The Madisonian understanding of executive power / William A. Galston; the imperiled presidency: informal constraints on executive power / Karen M. Hult; the political costs of legalizing executive power / Alison M. Smith; the modern executive tames Obama / John Yoo.
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Print version: Executive power in theory and practice. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012