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National security and double government

Author: Michael J Glennon
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Glennon challenges the myth that U.S. security policy is still forged by America's visible, "Madisonian institutions": the President, Congress, and the courts. Their roles, he argues, have become largely illusory. Presidential control is now nominal, congressional oversight is dysfunctional, and judicial review is negligible. He details the dramatic shift in power that has occurred from the Madisonian institutions  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Glennon
ISBN: 9780190663995 0190663995
OCLC Number: 976168735
Notes: "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2016"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Trumanite network --
The sources of Madisonian illusion --
The reality of Madisonian weakness --
Plausible alternative explanations for policy continuity --
Is reform possible? Checks, smoke, and mirrors --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael J. Glennon.

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It is refreshing to read a book or article that avoids optimistic but unachievable normative proposals. Glennon's book neatly captures a real phenomenon in the national security arena: Read more...

 
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