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The Resource Power without constraint : the post-9/11 presidency and national security, Chris Edelson

Power without constraint : the post-9/11 presidency and national security, Chris Edelson

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Power without constraint : the post-9/11 presidency and national security
Title
Power without constraint
Title remainder
the post-9/11 presidency and national security
Statement of responsibility
Chris Edelson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama criticized the George W. Bush administration for its unrestrained actions in matters of national security. In secret Justice Department memos, President Bush's officials had claimed for the executive branch total authority to use military force in response to threats of terrorism. They set aside laws made by Congress, even criminal laws prohibiting torture and warrantless surveillance. Candidate Obama promised to restore the rule of law and make a clean break with the Bush approach. President Obama has not done so. Why? In a thorough comparison of the Bush and Obama administrations national security policies, Chris Edelson demonstrates that President Obama and his officials have used softer rhetoric and toned-down legal arguments, but in key areas military action, surveillance, and state secretsthey have simply found new ways to assert power without meaningful constitutional or statutory constraints. Edelson contends that this legacy of the two immediately post-9/11 presidencies raises crucial questions for future presidents, Congress, the courts, and American citizens. Where is the political will to restore a balance of powers among branches of government and adherence to the rule of law? What are the limits of authority regarding presidential national security power? Have national security concerns created a permanent shift to unconstrained presidential power?"--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edelson, Chris
Dewey number
363.325/15610973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK511
LC item number
.E34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George W.
  • Obama, Barack
  • Executive power
  • National security
  • Separation of powers
Label
Power without constraint : the post-9/11 presidency and national security, Chris Edelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223116641615
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Constitution and presidential national security power -- Presidential national security power before September 11, 2001 -- The George W. Bush administration and national security power -- The Bush administration and the use of military force -- The Bush administration and surveillance -- The Bush administration and military detention -- The Bush administration and torture -- The Bush administration and secrecy -- The Barack Obama administration and national security power -- The Obama administrations and the use of military force -- The Obama administration and surveillance -- The Obama administration and military detention -- The Obama administration and torture -- The Obama administration and secrecy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780299307400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 927141220
  • 927141220
  • (OCoLC)927141220
Label
Power without constraint : the post-9/11 presidency and national security, Chris Edelson
Publication
Bar code
31223116641615
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Constitution and presidential national security power -- Presidential national security power before September 11, 2001 -- The George W. Bush administration and national security power -- The Bush administration and the use of military force -- The Bush administration and surveillance -- The Bush administration and military detention -- The Bush administration and torture -- The Bush administration and secrecy -- The Barack Obama administration and national security power -- The Obama administrations and the use of military force -- The Obama administration and surveillance -- The Obama administration and military detention -- The Obama administration and torture -- The Obama administration and secrecy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780299307400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015036812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 927141220
  • 927141220
  • (OCoLC)927141220

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