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The Twenty-Second Amendment and the Limits of Presidential Tenure

The Twenty-Second Amendment and the Limits of Presidential Tenure

Author: Martin B. Gold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/08/2021

For nearly a century and a half, Americans lived by a powerful tradition in which no President served more than two terms. Then came Franklin Delano Roosevelt, restricted by custom but not by law, who won a third term in 1940 and a fourth in 1944. Believing that the broken norm would be breached again, the Republican-controlled eightieth Congress acted to restore it, passing a constitutional change in 1947 to formalize an absolute limit on presidential tenure. Ratified in 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment created a lame-duck out of every two-term incumbent since Truman and has had an enormous effect on the institution of the Presidency, public policy, and national politics. Critics believe the Amendment diminishes the presidential office; however, Martin B. Gold contends it serves to maintain checks and balances central to the American Constitution while examining Presidents and term limits, from the spirited debates in the Constitution Convention, the role of custom in an unwritten Constitution, and the Twenty-second Amendment itself.

Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Ralph G. Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2021

Pack the Court!

Pack the Court!

Author: Stephen M. Feldman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2021

Pack the Court!

Pack the Court!

Author: Stephen M. Feldman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2021

Congressional Directory, 2019-2020, 116th Congress

Congressional Directory, 2019-2020, 116th Congress

Author: Joint Committee on Printing Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2021

The official Congressional Directory, published by the United States Congress, is the official source for making the right connections to members of Congress, their key staff, and important contacts throughout the federal government. This authoritative and comprehensive reference source, designed for quick, easy access, is organized alphabetically by state congressional districts, committee, and federal agency. In addition to complete contact information for all members of Congress and key staff, including addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and Web addresses, the Directory contains: Brief biographies of members of Congress, and the judiciary All committee assignments Handy maps of congressional districts A comprehensive listing of officials of executive agencies, the federal judiciary, international organizations, foreign diplomatic offices Complete name index Political science graduate and undergraduate students, staff in think tanks, lobbying firms, businesses with congressional or lobbying personnel, general contractors working with the federal government, the general public, and the library market will find this Congressional Directory a key title in their reference collection.

Congressional Directory, 2019-2020, 116th Congress

Congressional Directory, 2019-2020, 116th Congress

Author: Joint Committee on Printing Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2021

The official Congressional Directory, published by the United States Congress, is the official source for making the right connections to members of Congress, their key staff, and important contacts throughout the federal government. This authoritative and comprehensive reference source, designed for quick, easy access, is organized alphabetically by state congressional districts, committee, and federal agency. In addition to complete contact information for all members of Congress and key staff, including addresses, telephone, fax numbers, and Web addresses, the Directory contains: Brief biographies of members of Congress, and the judiciary All committee assignments Handy maps of congressional districts A comprehensive listing of officials of executive agencies, the federal judiciary, international organizations, foreign diplomatic offices Complete name index Political science graduate and undergraduate students, staff in think tanks, lobbying firms, businesses with congressional or lobbying personnel, general contractors working with the federal government, the general public, and the library market will find this Congressional Directory a key title in their reference collection.

The Specter of Dictatorship

The Specter of Dictatorship

Author: David M. Driesen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2021

Reveals how the U.S. Supreme Court's presidentialism threatens our democracy and what to do about it. Donald Trump's presidency made many Americans wonder whether our system of checks and balances would prove robust enough to withstand an onslaught from a despotic chief executive. In The Specter of Dictatorship, David Driesen analyzes the chief executive's role in the democratic decline of Hungary, Poland, and Turkey and argues that an insufficiently constrained presidency is one of the most important systemic threats to democracy. Driesen urges the U.S. to learn from the mistakes of these failing democracies. Their experiences suggest, Driesen shows, that the Court must eschew its reliance on and expansion of the unitary executive theory recently endorsed by the Court and apply a less deferential approach to presidential authority, invoked to protect national security and combat emergencies, than it has in recent years. Ultimately, Driesen argues that concern about loss of democracy should play a major role in the Court's jurisprudence, because loss of democracy can prove irreversible. As autocracy spreads throughout the world, maintaining our democracy has become an urgent matter.

The Specter of Dictatorship

The Specter of Dictatorship

Author: David M. Driesen Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/07/2021

Reveals how the U.S. Supreme Court's presidentialism threatens our democracy and what to do about it. Donald Trump's presidency made many Americans wonder whether our system of checks and balances would prove robust enough to withstand an onslaught from a despotic chief executive. In The Specter of Dictatorship, David Driesen analyzes the chief executive's role in the democratic decline of Hungary, Poland, and Turkey and argues that an insufficiently constrained presidency is one of the most important systemic threats to democracy. Driesen urges the U.S. to learn from the mistakes of these failing democracies. Their experiences suggest, Driesen shows, that the Court must eschew its reliance on and expansion of the unitary executive theory recently endorsed by the Court and apply a less deferential approach to presidential authority, invoked to protect national security and combat emergencies, than it has in recent years. Ultimately, Driesen argues that concern about loss of democracy should play a major role in the Court's jurisprudence, because loss of democracy can prove irreversible. As autocracy spreads throughout the world, maintaining our democracy has become an urgent matter.

Stranger Citizens

Stranger Citizens

Author: John McNelis O'Keefe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2021

Stranger Citizens examines how foreign migrants who resided in the United States gave shape to citizenship in the decades after American independence in 1783. During this formative time, lawmakers attempted to shape citizenship and the place of immigrants in the new nation, while granting the national government new powers such as deportation. John McNelis O'Keefe argues that despite the challenges of public and official hostility that they faced in the late 1700s and early 1800s, migrant groups worked through lobbying, engagement with government officials, and public protest to create forms of citizenship that worked for them. This push was made not only by white men immigrating from Europe; immigrants of color were able to secure footholds of rights and citizenship, while migrant women asserted legal independence, challenging traditional notions of women's subordination. Stranger Citizens emphasizes the making of citizenship from the perspectives of migrants themselves, and demonstrates the rich varieties and understandings of citizenship and personhood exercised by foreign migrants and refugees. O'Keefe boldly reverses the top-down model wherein citizenship was constructed only by political leaders and the courts. Thanks to generous funding from the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot and the Mellon Foundation the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.

Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

Author: David R. Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2021

Irreconcilable Differences is an attempt to peer into the future in the light of recent and ongoing events. Author David Cole proposes that Americans may be living through the beginning of the devolution of the United States of America - a development that may unfold after our lifetimes, although it could happen sooner. Cole surveys examples of devolutionary political developments around the world in recent decades. He offers a running commentary on recent polemics, as commentators in the press consider the evidence of American political decline and decay. He speculates as to exactly what form a devolved United States might take. The conjecture is that a point could be reached at which Americans conclude that an amicable breakup is to be preferred on the whole to an attempt to continue to live under the same tent. Is contemporary America an example of the Aristotelian phenomenon of coming into being and passing away ?

The House of Commons, 1820-1832 7 Volume Set

The House of Commons, 1820-1832 7 Volume Set

Author: D. R. Fisher Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2021

These volumes contain biographies of the 1367 Members of the House of Commons from 1820 to 1832, surveys of elections and politics in the 383 constituencies of Great Britain and Ireland over the same period and an introduction which analyses and sets them in context. The result of more than twenty years' work in archives and libraries throughout Britain, Ireland and abroad, they constitute the most comprehensive survey of British and Irish politics during the period. Encompassing four Parliaments and general elections in 1820, 1826, 1830 and 1831, they cover the Queen Caroline affair, agricultural distress, the Whig campaign for economies and legal reforms, debates on financial and commercial policy, the emergence of liberal Toryism, colonial slavery, repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts, Catholic emancipation and parliamentary reform. The period ends with the passage of the first Reform Act, a watershed in the representative history of Britain.

Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Ralph G. Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2021