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The Resource While dangers gather : congressional checks on presidential war powers, William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse, (electronic resource)

While dangers gather : congressional checks on presidential war powers, William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse, (electronic resource)

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While dangers gather : congressional checks on presidential war powers
Title
While dangers gather
Title remainder
congressional checks on presidential war powers
Statement of responsibility
William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nearly five hundred times in the past century, American presidents have deployed the nation's military abroad, on missions ranging from embassy evacuations to full-scale wars. The question of whether Congress has effectively limited the president's power to do so has generally met with a resounding "no." In "While Dangers Gather," William Howell and Jon Pevehouse reach a very different conclusion. The authors--one an American politics scholar, the other an international relations scholar--provide the most comprehensive and compelling evidence to date on Congress's influence on presidential war powers. Their findings have profound implications for contemporary debates about war, presidential power, and Congress's constitutional obligations. While devoting special attention to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, this book systematically analyzes the last half-century of U.S. military policy. Among its conclusions: Presidents are systematically less likely to exercise military force when their partisan opponents retain control of Congress. The partisan composition of Congress, however, matters most for proposed deployments that are larger in size and directed at less strategically important locales. Moreover, congressional influence is often achieved not through bold legislative action but through public posturing--engaging the media, raising public concerns, and stirring domestic and international doubt about the United States' resolve to see a fight through to the end
Action
digitized
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Howell, William G
Dewey number
328.73/07456
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Pevehouse, Jon C
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  • USA / Präsident
  • USA / Repräsentantenhaus
  • USA / Präsident
  • USA / Repräsentantenhaus
  • Executive power
  • Legislative power
  • Terrorism
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
Label
While dangers gather : congressional checks on presidential war powers, William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Possibilities of congressional influence -- Conditions that abet congressional influence -- Trends in military deployments -- Responding to "opportunities" to use military force / with Douglas L. Kriner -- Studies in domestic politics and the use of force -- Congress and the media / with Douglas L. Kriner -- The media and public opinion -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn733057499
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283134811
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057499
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
While dangers gather : congressional checks on presidential war powers, William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-322) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Possibilities of congressional influence -- Conditions that abet congressional influence -- Trends in military deployments -- Responding to "opportunities" to use military force / with Douglas L. Kriner -- Studies in domestic politics and the use of force -- Congress and the media / with Douglas L. Kriner -- The media and public opinion -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn733057499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 333 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283134811
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)733057499
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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