Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations (eBook, 2015) []
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Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations

Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations

Author: Linda L Fowler
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda L Fowler
ISBN: 9781400866465 1400866464 9780691151618 9780691151625 0691151628 069115161X
OCLC Number: 995339562
Description: 1 recurso en línea (xviii, 260 páginas)
Contents: List of Illustrations ix List of Tables xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xvii PART I Information, Regular Order, and Democratic Accountability in International Affairs Introduction Oversight Hearings and U.S. Foreign Policy 3 Chapter 1 Guarding the Guardians through Oversight 21 Chapter 2 Committee Motivations for Oversight 47 PART II Oversight Hearings and Regular Order in U.S. Foreign Relations Chapter 3 Institutional Change and Senate Committee Hearings 71 Chapter 4 Committee Goals and Oversight Strategies 98 Chapter 5 Police Patrols and Fire Alarms in U.S. Foreign Policy 132 PART III Reclaiming Congressional War Powers Chapter 6 Return to the Rule of Law in International Affairs 171 Chapter 7 Reforming National Security Oversight in the Senate 186 Appendix A Coding Congressional Committee Hearings 203 Appendix B Description of Dependent and Independent Variables 209 Appendix C Methodological Appendix to Chapter 3 212 Appendix D Methodological Appendix to Chapter 4 218 Appendix E Methodological Appendix to Chapter 5 225 References 235 Index 251
Responsibility: Linda L. Fowler.


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"[T]his book is an important contribution to the debate on the role of Congress in making foreign policy and, perhaps, even provides a guide for a way out."--Choice

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