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The Power of the Presidency : Concepts and Controversy - Robert S. Hirschfield

The Power of the Presidency

Concepts and Controversy

By: Robert S. Hirschfield (Editor)

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Published: 30th December 1982
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The American presidency is the most powerful political office in the world. But this impressive statement serves only to raise a whole series of fundamental questions: What is the scope of presidential powers and what are its limits? Can the president use all the authority of his office or is that authority more formal than effective? Does the presidency have sufficient power to meet today's needs or do the problems of the modern age demand a more powerful executive? Is there a danger of dictatorship in the growth of political authority or will the presidency remain an office of constitutional democratic leadership?

This book explores such questions by presenting a wide range of views on presidential power from a variety of sources: original supporters and opponents of the office; presidents themselves; Supreme Court decisions; and professional students of the presidency.

-Mr. Hirschfield's book is an anthology designed to do justice to these two facets of the institution's character--its chartable boundaries and its indeterminate potential. It begins with the Founding (and anti-Founding) Fathers and proceeds with a selection of the views which notable Presidents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have held about their office. It cites a few of the Supreme Court's most relevant judgments and winds up with assessments from the leading academic students of the Presidency. It is a useful, comprehensive 'reader'.-

--H. G. Nocholas, International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944-) "Mr. Hirschfield's book is an anthology designed to do justice to these two facets of the institution's character--its chartable boundaries and its indeterminate potential. It begins with the Founding (and anti-Founding) Fathers and proceeds with a selection of the views which notable Presidents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have held about their office. It cites a few of the Supreme Court's most relevant judgments and winds up with assessments from the leading academic students of the Presidency. It is a useful, comprehensive 'reader'."

--H. G. Nocholas, International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944-) "Mr. Hirschfield's book is an anthology designed to do justice to these two facets of the institution's character--its chartable boundaries and its indeterminate potential. It begins with the Founding (and anti-Founding) Fathers and proceeds with a selection of the views which notable Presidents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have held about their office. It cites a few of the Supreme Court's most relevant judgments and winds up with assessments from the leading academic students of the Presidency. It is a useful, comprehensive 'reader'."

--H. G. Nocholas, International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1944-)

ISBN: 9780202241609
ISBN-10: 0202241602
Series: Aldine De Gruyer
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 30th December 1982
Publisher: ALDINE PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.44  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition