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Institutional Change and Senate Committee Hearings

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines long-term institutional changes in the Senate committee system that devalued committee work and negatively affected the total hearing activity of Armed Services and Foreign ... More


Committee Goals and Oversight Strategies

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the distinctive goals of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees led to strategic choices about how much attention to devote to oversight of national ... More


Police Patrols and Fire Alarms in U.S. Foreign Policy

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines partisan calculations about party reputations as influences on routine and event-driven public hearings, using the classic typology of police patrols and fire alarms. It ... More


Guarding the Guardians through Oversight

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reviews previous scholarship about congressional scrutiny of the executive branch and about general patterns of legislative influence on foreign policy decisions. In the spring of 2004, ... More


Introduction: Oversight Hearings and U.S. Foreign Policy

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the formal hearing activity of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees from 1947 to 2008 to assess their efficacy in promoting due process and public ... More


Committee Motivations for Oversight

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the conditions that motivate legislators to ask questions regarding the country's foreign policy. The Vietnam War represents the nadir of congressional influence over foreign ... More


Reforming National Security Oversight in the Senate

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter challenges the efficacy of reform proposals currently circulating in Washington and makes practical recommendations for improving the capacity of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign ... More


J. William Fulbright on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Foreign Policy Intellectual, Public Educator, Restrainer of Presidential Power

Frédérick Gagnon

in The Legacy of J. William Fulbright: Policy, Power, and Ideology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177700
eISBN:
9780813177717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Various chairs of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) have played a significant role in shaping US foreign policy since 1945. However, when one considers that J. William Fulbright was a ... More


J. William Fulbright and the Retreat of American Power: Anglo-Australian Views of Fulbright and US Neo-Isolationism

David L. Prentice

in The Legacy of J. William Fulbright: Policy, Power, and Ideology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177700
eISBN:
9780813177717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Allies feared not the arrogance of American power in the late 1960s and 1970s but its retreat. For British and Australian policymakers, Senator J. William Fulbright symbolized congressional ... More


Return to the Rule of Law in International Affairs

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines normative political issues regarding the importance of legislative oversight in fostering the rule of law and public deliberation about foreign policy. Some observers of U.S. ... More


The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Lawrence S. Kaplan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book argues for the importance of Arthur H. Vandenberg’s role in America’s conversion to a new status in the world, placing Vandenberg’s name alongside other influential figures such as George ... More


The Republican Moderate, 1928–1936

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins with Vandenberg’s 1928 appointment to the Senate, detailing his credentials as a moderate reformer within the Republican fold and his defense of the Supreme Court’s independence. ... More


Southerners and the Decisions for War, 1965–1966

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

During 1965 and 1966, President Johnson made the decision for major US aerial and ground combat in Vietnam. Russell and Fulbright facilitated LBJ’s determination to minimize congressional and public ... More


Southerners and the Decisions to Withdraw from Vietnam, 1968–1970

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the Vietnamese communist Tet Offensive of early 1968, Presidents Johnson and Nixon reluctantly made the decisions that would ultimately lead to US withdrawal from Vietnam. As these ... More


The Power of the One-Party South in National Politics: Segregation in the Career of J. William Fulbright

Neal Allen

in The Legacy of J. William Fulbright: Policy, Power, and Ideology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177700
eISBN:
9780813177717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As an elected official from Arkansas, J. William Fulbright was a consistent opponent of civil rights legislation throughout his career. While this opposition was often in conflict with his liberal ... More


Fulbright Internationalism: A Retrospective

Randall B. Woods

in The Legacy of J. William Fulbright: Policy, Power, and Ideology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177700
eISBN:
9780813177717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177700.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

For decades after World War II, Senator J. William Fulbright was one of the most influential foreign policy thinkers in the United States. Especially given the importance of the eponymous academic ... More


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