- Published: New York : W. W. Norton, c2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: xvi, 311 p. ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Presidents -- History -- 21st century.
- Executive power -- History -- 21st century.
- Separation of powers -- History -- 21st century.
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Power and constraint : the accountable presidency after 9/11
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Introduction: checks and balances in an endless war -- Part one. Continuity: the new normal; forces bigger than the president -- Part two. Distributed checks and balances: accountability journalism; spies under a government microscope; warrior-lawyers; the GTMO bar -- Part three. Assessment: the presidential synopticon -- Afterword: after the next attack.
A former member of the Bush administration discusses the expansion of presidential authority in the past two decades and describes why he feels this increase in power has also been met with an increase in accountability.
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