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Take up your pen : unilateral presidential directives in American politics

Author: Graham G Dodds
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.
Series: Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Graham G. Dodds explores the constitutional and historical development of unilateral presidential directives, the ability of presidents to bypass the legislative process and set public policy via their own executive orders, and how such a practice fits Americans' conception of democracy.
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Dodds, Graham G.
Take up your pen.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012474463
(OCoLC)821218334
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham G Dodds
ISBN: 9780812208153 0812208153
OCLC Number: 859162261
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. Unilateral directives and the presidency --
Chapter 2. The constitutional executive --
Chapter 3. Judicial sanction --
Chapter 4. Early unilateral presidential directives --
Chapter 5. Theodore Roosevelt and the rise of unilateral presidential directives --
Chapter 6. Unilateral Presidential directives from Roosevelt to Roosevelt: Taft through FDR --
Chapter 7. Unilaterial Presidential directives from postwar era to the present day --
Chapter 8. Conclusions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgement.
Series Title: Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
Responsibility: Graham G. Dodds.
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