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The President Who Would Not Be KingExecutive Power under the Constitution

The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Michael W. McConnell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

One of the most vexing questions for the framers of the Constitution was how to create a vigorous and independent executive without making him king. In today's divided public square, presidential ... More

Steadfast DemocratsHow Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior

Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior

Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691199511
eISBN:
9780691201962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199511.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Black Americans are by far the most unified racial group in American electoral politics, with 80 to 90 percent identifying as Democrats—a surprising figure given that nearly a third now also identify ... More

American BondsHow Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation

Sarah L. Quinn

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691156750
eISBN:
9780691185613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156750.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of ... More

The Unsolid South

The Unsolid South

Devin Caughey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

During the Jim Crow era, the Democratic Party dominated the American South, presiding over a racially segregated society while also playing an outsized role in national politics. This book provides ... More

The Cash Ceiling

The Cash Ceiling

Nicholas Carnes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182001
eISBN:
9780691184203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182001.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Why are Americans governed by the rich? Millionaires make up only three percent of the public but control all three branches of the federal government. How did this happen? What stops lower-income ... More

Southern NationCongress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy after Reconstruction

David A. Bateman, Ira Katznelson, and John S. Lapinski

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691126494
eISBN:
9781400890149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691126494.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

No question has loomed larger in the American experience than the role of the South. This book examines how southern members of Congress shaped national public policy and American institutions from ... More

Building an American EmpireThe Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Building an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political Expansion

Paul Frymer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691166056
eISBN:
9781400885350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166056.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the politics of the United States' westward expansion, showing how the government's regulation of population movements on the frontier, both settlement and removal, advanced ... More

Investigating the PresidentCongressional Checks on Presidential Power

Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations ... More

Racial RealignmentThe Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691153872
eISBN:
9781400880973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153872.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Few transformations in American politics have been as important as the integration of African Americans into the Democratic Party and the Republican embrace of racial policy conservatism. The story ... More

Predicting the PresidencyThe Potential of Persuasive Leadership

Predicting the Presidency: The Potential of Persuasive Leadership

George C., III Edwards

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170374
eISBN:
9781400880980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Millions of Americans—including many experienced politicians—viewed Barack Obama through a prism of high expectations, based on a belief in the power of presidential persuasion. Yet many who were ... More

In-Your-Face PoliticsThe Consequences of Uncivil Media

In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Diana C. Mutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, this book provides ... More

Watchdogs on the HillThe Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Linda L. Fowler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. This book evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs ... More

White BacklashImmigration, Race, and American Politics

White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book provides an authoritative assessment of how immigration is reshaping American politics. Using an array of data and analysis, it shows that fears about immigration fundamentally influence ... More

Paths Out of DixieThe Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Robert Mickey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The transformation of the American South—from authoritarian to democratic rule—is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped ... More

The Impression of InfluenceLegislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

The Impression of Influence: Legislator Communication, Representation, and Democratic Accountability

Justin Grimmer, Sean J. Westwood, and Solomon Messing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162614
eISBN:
9781400852666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Constituents often fail to hold their representatives accountable for federal spending decisions—even though those very choices have a pervasive influence on American life. Why does this happen? ... More

Relentless ReformerJosephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Robyn Muncy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Josephine Roche (1886–1976) was a progressive activist, New Deal policymaker, and businesswoman. As a pro-labor and feminist member of Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, she shaped the founding ... More

Change They Can't Believe InThe Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163611
eISBN:
9781400852314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163611.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? ... More

Who Votes Now?Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159348
eISBN:
9781400848621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and non-voters in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by ... More

The Substance of RepresentationCongress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

The Substance of Representation: Congress, American Political Development, and Lawmaking

John S. Lapinski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Lawmaking is crucial to American democracy because it completely defines and regulates the public life of the nation. Yet despite its importance, political scientists spend very little time studying ... More

War PowersThe Politics of Constitutional Authority

War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Mariah Zeisberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the US president and Congress with a core question of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have ... More

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