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Who Has Authority to Take the Country to War?

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to demonstrate that the constitutional politics of war powers can be meaningfully assessed in terms that are congruent, rather than repugnant, ... More


Presidential Discretion and the Path to War: The Mexican War and World War II

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter pairs President Polk's entry into the Mexican War with President Roosevelt's movement toward World War II. Using the relational conception, it argues that while both Polk and Roosevelt ... More


“Uniting Our Voice at the Water’s Edge”: Legislative Authority in the Cold War and Roosevelt Corollary

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses the relational conception to argue against the quality of the legislature's constitutional construction in the era of the Roosevelt Corollary. Applying the processual standards, it ... More


Defensive War: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Cambodian Incursion

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes presidential conduct by showing how presidents can augment their authority to engage in independent acts of war. Specifically, it assesses Kennedy's behavior in the Cuban ... More


The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Mariah Zeisberg

in War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157221
eISBN:
9781400846771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157221.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This case studies discussed in the previous chapters advanced the relational conception against settlement accounts of constitutional war powers. But this does not mean that the relational conception ... More


Authority, Deference, and Fair Play

Richard Dagger

in Playing Fair: Political Obligation and the Problems of Punishment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199388837
eISBN:
9780199388851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199388837.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter defends the fair-play theory of political obligation and punishment by addressing two further challenges. According to the first challenge, recent revisions to the standard conception of ... More


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