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Torture of Detainees and Presidential Prerogative Power

Richard M. Pious

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the president's use of prerogative powers and the treatment of detainees in the war on terror. President Bush asserted his prerogative power in interpreting and reinterpreting ... More


Privilege and Contempt

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

Privilege allows parliamentarians to perform their public duties without interference. The Commons uses its powers only when absolutely necessary for its defence. Freedom of speech protects Members ... More


Substantive Accountability and External Checking

Heidi Kitrosser

in Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191638
eISBN:
9780226191775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191775.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details the substantive accountability framework and its constitutional basis, focusing on the framework’s relationship to external checks on presidential power. The chapter begins by ... More


Supremacy Explained and Critiqued

Heidi Kitrosser

in Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191638
eISBN:
9780226191775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191775.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter defines presidential supremacy and offers a rejoinder to it. Presidential supremacy is the presidentialist counterpart to the substantive accountability framework, insofar as the latter ... More


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