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Debating the presidency : conflicting perspectives on the American executive

Author: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, CQ Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson have once again assembled a cadre of top scholars to offer a series of pro/con essays that will inspire debate beyond the book.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
ISBN: 9781483307763 148330776X
OCLC Number: 870426100
Description: xvi, 265 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Resolved: the framers of the Constitution would approve of the modern presidency / pro: David Nichols ; con: Terri Bimes --
Resolved: the unitary executive is a myth / pro: Richard J. Ellis ; con: Saikrishna Prakash --
Resolved: political parties should nominate candidates for the presidency through a national primary / pro: Michael Nelson ; con: Andrew Busch --
Resolved: the president should be elected directly by the people / pro: Burdett Loomis ; con: Byron E. Shafer --
Resolved: the twenty-second Amendment should be repealed / pro: David Karol ; con: Thomas E. Cronin --
Resolved: presidential success and failure have more to do with political time than with a president's character and leadership qualities / pro: Stephen Skowronek ; con Fred I. Greenstein --
Resolved: presidential power is (still) the power to persuade / pro: Matthew J. Dickinson ; con: George C. Edwards III --
Resolved: Congress should be required to vote up or down on legislation proposed by the president / pro: William G. Howell and Terry M. Moe ; con: B. Dan Wood --
Resolved: presidents have usurped the war power that rightly belongs to Congress / pro: Nancy Kassop ; con: Richard M. Pious --
Resolved: President Barack Obama has followed President George W. Bush's approach to the war on terror / pro: Daniel Wirls ; con: Daniel J. Tichenor --
Resolved: presidential signing statements threaten the rule of law and the separation of powers / pro: Peter M. Shane ; con: Nelson Lund --
Resolved: presidential "czars" undermine Congress and the Constitution / pro: Mitchel A. Sollenberger and Mark J. Rozell ; con: Justin S. Vaughn and José D. Villalobos --
Resolved: the president has too much power in the selection of judges / pro: David A. Yalof ; con: John Anthony Maltese.
Responsibility: [edited by] Richard J. Ellis, Willamette University, Michael Nelson, Rhodes College.

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