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Reclaiming accountability : transparency, executive power, and the U.S. Constitution

Author: Heidi Kitrosser
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
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How do we reconcile calls for greater accountability with the competing need for secrecy? Those two imperatives are usually taken to be antithetical, but Heidi Kitrosser argues that this is not the case and that our concern ought to lie not with secrecy, but with the sort of unchecked secrecy that can result from 'presidentialism', or constitutional arguments for broad executive control of information. She shows how  Read more...
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Kitrosser, Heidi.
Reclaiming accountability
(DLC) 2014016928
(OCoLC)871670549
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Kitrosser
ISBN: 9780226191775 022619177X
OCLC Number: 897907322
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The constitutional law of government secrecy --
The tools and politics of constitutional meaning --
Substantive accountability and external checking --
Supremacy explained and critiqued --
How supremacy undermines substantive accountability --
Presidential supremacy in the courts --
Substantive accountability and internal checking --
How unitary executive theory undermines substantive accountability --
Where do we go from here?
Responsibility: Heidi Kitrosser.
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Americans tend to believe in government that is transparent and accountable. The author traces presidentialism from its start as part of a decades-old legal movement through its appearance during the  Read more...

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