Presidential machismo : executive authority, military intervention, and foreign relations (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Presidential machismo : executive authority, military intervention, and foreign relations

Author: Alexander DeConde
Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: This book offers a historical account of how presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton have asserted their privilege as commander in chief, examining their penchant for using military might unilaterally and their reasons for doing so. It asks why a democracy allows presidents to exercise such immense power virtually as a personal right.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeConde, Alexander.
Presidential machismo.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)607370446
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander DeConde
ISBN: 1555534031 9781555534035 1555535100 9781555535100
OCLC Number: 41320135
Description: 391 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins of activism --
Commander in chief enhanced --
To the stewardship theory --
Iron-fisted morality --
Presidential war as prerogative --
Covert interventialism --
The watershed --
Preeminence regained --
Machismo still rewarded --
Must presidents prevail?
Responsibility: Alexander DeConde.

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Publisher description: This book offers a historical account of how presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton have asserted their privilege as commander in chief, examining their penchant for using military might unilaterally and their reasons for doing so. It asks why a democracy allows presidents to exercise such immense power virtually as a personal right.

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