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The Powers of the Presidency Michael Nelson

The Powers of the Presidency

Michael Nelson

Published March 5th 2008
ISBN : 9780872899582
Paperback
351 pages
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Providing both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency traces the constitutional roots of presidential duties, covering how the authority of the chief executive was shaped by design at theMoreProviding both a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers, The Powers of the Presidency traces the constitutional roots of presidential duties, covering how the authority of the chief executive was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. Updated with coverage through the second term George W. Bush, The Powers of the Presidency explains the six contemporary roles of the U.S. president, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist. This new edition begins with a chapter on the unilateral powers of the presidency. The introduction is written by Michael Nelson, Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College.