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The Resource By order of the president : the use and abuse of executive direct action, Phillip J. Cooper

By order of the president : the use and abuse of executive direct action, Phillip J. Cooper

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By order of the president : the use and abuse of executive direct action
Title
By order of the president
Title remainder
the use and abuse of executive direct action
Statement of responsibility
Phillip J. Cooper
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Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Scholars and citizens alike have endlessly debated the proper limits of presidential action within our democracy. Yet few have truly understood the nature of the president's special powers and their impact on American life. In this volume, Phillip Cooper offers a cogent guide to these powers and shows how presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush have used and abused them in trying to realize their visions for the nation. As Cooper reveals, there has been virtually no significant policy area or level of government left untouched by the application of these presidential "power tools." Whether seeking to regulate the economy, committing troops to battle without a congressional declaration of war, or blocking commercial access to federal lands, presidents have wielded these powers to achieve their goals, often in ways that seem to fly in the face of true representative government. Cooper defines the different forms these powers take--executive orders, presidential memoranda, proclamations, national security directives, and signing statements--demonstrates their uses, critiques their strengths and dangers, and shows how they have changed over time. Here are Washington's "Neutrality Proclamation," Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and the more than 1,700 executive orders issued by Woodrow Wilson in World War I. FDR issued many executive orders to implement his National Industrial Recovery Act--but also issued one that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Truman issued orders to desegregate the military and compel loyalty oaths for federal employees. Eisenhower issued numerous national security directives. JFK launched the Peace Corps and issued an order to control racial violence in Alabama. All through executive action. As Cooper demonstrates in his balanced treatment of these and subsequent presidencies, each successive administration seems to find new ways of using these tools to achieve policy goals--especially those goals they know they are unlikely to accomplish with the help of Congress. Reviewing all recent administrations up to George W. Bush's "faith-based initiatives," Cooper assesses the costs and benefits of these executive actions and offers a crucial new perspective on the ongoing debate regarding the expanding scope of presidential power
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Cooper, Phillip J
Dewey number
342.73/06
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5053
LC item number
.C578 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in government and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executive orders
  • Executive power
Label
By order of the president : the use and abuse of executive direct action, Phillip J. Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tools of presidential direct administration -- Executive orders: directing the executive branch -- Strategies, tactics, and political realities of executive orders -- Presidential memoranda: executive orders by another name and yet unique -- Presidential proclamations: rule by decree -- National security directives: secret orders, foreign and domestic -- Presidential signing statements: a different kind of line item veto -- Presidential direct action and Washington rules: the dangers of power tools
Control code
48642660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780700611805
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
By order of the president : the use and abuse of executive direct action, Phillip J. Cooper
Publication
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 tools of presidential direct administration -- Executive orders: directing the executive branch -- Strategies, tactics, and political realities of executive orders -- Presidential memoranda: executive orders by another name and yet unique -- Presidential proclamations: rule by decree -- National security directives: secret orders, foreign and domestic -- Presidential signing statements: a different kind of line item veto -- Presidential direct action and Washington rules: the dangers of power tools
Control code
48642660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780700611805
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001008168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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