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Bad for democracy : how the Presidency undermines the power of the people

Author: Dana D Nelson
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout our history, Americans have been simultaneously inspired and seduced by the American presidency and concerned about the misuse of presidential power - from the time of Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR to Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush - as a grave threat to the United States. In Bad for Democracy, Dana D. Nelson goes beyond blaming particular presidents for jeopardizing the delicate balance of the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dana D Nelson
ISBN: 9780816656776 0816656770 9780816656783 0816656789
OCLC Number: 229030860
Description: xviii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the people v. presidentialism --
How the president becomes a superhero --
Voting and the incredibly shrinking citizen --
Presidential war powers and politics as war --
Going corporate with the unitary executive --
Conclusion : reclaiming democratic power for ourselves.
Responsibility: Dana D. Nelson.
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Dana D. Nelson argues that it is the office of the presidency itself that endangers the great American experiment. This urgent book, with new analysis of President Barack Obama's first months in  Read more...

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"At a time when leadership is deemed the cure for every ill from decreasing corporate profits to increasing civic dysfunction Dana Nelson tells us this remedy is more snake oil than good medicine. Read more...

 
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