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The Litigious State: U.S. Trade Policy

Christina L. Davis

in Why Adjudicate?: Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152752
eISBN:
9781400842513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152752.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of domestic political interests in the selection of U.S. cases for World Trade Organization (WTO) adjudication. It first considers how the United States has taken a ... More


Should We Rely on Congress?: Oversight and the Problem of Executive Privilege

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines why Congress typically struggles to stay abreast of the president's covert actions and policies. It identifies the principal challenge that Congress faces in its oversight of ... More


Policy Issue Substance and the Revitalization of Legislative Studies

John S. Lapinski

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter seeks to introduce a substance-oriented research program based on policy issues for studying Congress from multiple vantage points. In doing so, it makes serious progress on ... More


Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Kathryn C. Lavelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional understandings of U.S. foreign policy see Congress as an obstacle to multilateral cooperation. Kathryn Lavelle challenges the traditional view by considering Congress within the three ... More


Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Steven Casey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

How presidents spark and sustain support for wars remains an enduring and significant problem. Korea was the first limited war the United States experienced in the contemporary period—the first ... More


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


A New Life for Old Lobbies

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses how the institutional developments at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce grew directly from the political and economic upheaval of ... More


The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How do Supreme Court justices decide their cases? Do they follow their policy preferences? Or are they constrained by the law and by other political actors? This book combines new theoretical ... More


The Macarthur Controversy

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Truman's decision to fire MacArthur in April 1951 initially threatened to make the domestic situation even worse. Indeed, Republicans hoped to exploit the opportunity to challenge the ... More


Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of ... More


Supreme Court Rulings

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter brings to the fore the current American perspective on taking away citizenship. In the past, expatriation was mainly enforced as a punishment for un-American activities. Even though ... More


Reconciling Security and Liberty: Attacks on the Capitol and Corresponding Changes in Security

Jocelyn Jones Evans

in One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125886
eISBN:
9780813135489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses and traces the history of physical attacks on the U.S. Congress, beginning with the burning of the Capitol by the British in 1814 during the War of 1812 and continuing through ... More


Crafting the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003

Kimberly J. Morgan and Andrea Louise Campbell

in The Delegated Welfare State: Medicare, Markets, and the Governance of Social Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199730346
eISBN:
9780199918447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter five examines the passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003—a major social policy reform that delegates responsibility for a Medicare prescription drug benefit to commercial firms. ... More


At the Crossroads: Policy Issue Substance, Congress, and American Political Development

John S. Lapinski

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137810
eISBN:
9781400848638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137810.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter makes a final case that policy issue substance is critical for understanding contemporary and historical lawmaking. Neglecting the direct study of policy issue substance has ... More


Introduction

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although the Korean War was the first limited war the United States fought in the modern period, and although historians now view it as a watershed moment in the growth of the “national security ... More


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


Legislative Initiatives

Ben Herzog

in Revoking Citizenship: Expatriation in America from the Colonial Era to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814760383
eISBN:
9780814770962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760383.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter is devoted to the initiation of expatriation laws in the United States. Since the Civil War, U.S. policies have fluctuated between different (and sometimes opposing) principles and forms ... More


The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Jack Knight and James Johnson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Pragmatism and its consequences are central issues in American politics today, yet scholars rarely examine in detail the relationship between pragmatism and politics. This book systematically ... More


Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. The book traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the business ... More


The “Combined Authority of Execution and Legislation”

Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash

in Imperial from the Beginning: The Constitution of the Original Executive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300194562
eISBN:
9780300213416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194562.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the extent to which the president can regulate the power of the Congress. The president has a duty to execute the laws legislated by the Congress. This responsibility has led ... More


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