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Studies in government and public policy.
The very word "czar" seems inappropriate in a constitutional republic, but it has come to describe any executive branch official who has significant authority over a policy area, works independently of agency or Department heads, and is not confirmed by the Senate--or subject to congressional oversight. Mitchel Sollenberger and Mark Rozell provide the first comprehensive overview of presidential czars, tracing the history of the position from its origins through its initial expansion under FDR and its dramatic growth during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. --from publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-286) and index.
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Preface Czars and the U.S. Constitution The origins and growth of executive branch Czars Franklin D. Roosevelt: Czars in the modern presidency Harry S Truman-Lyndon B. Johnson: consolidating the use of czars Richard M. Nixon-Jimmy Carter: Congress's feeble response Ronald Reagan-Bill Clinton: the reemergence of czars George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the vast proliferation of czars Conclusions: restoring the constitutional balance.
KF5065 .S65 2012
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas,