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When Congress Investigates

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

in Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the forces driving variation in congressional willingness to use its investigative powers over time. Marshaling an original dataset identifying more than 11,900 days of ... More


Investigations and Public Opinion

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

in Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter proposes and empirically tests a general mechanism through which congressional investigative activity could affect presidential behavior and policy making more broadly: by influencing ... More


Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171852
eISBN:
9781400883639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171852.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations ... More


Towards the Future: Lay Judges and the End of the Status Quo

Silvia Croydon

in The Politics of Police Detention in Japan: Consensus of Convenience

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198758341
eISBN:
9780191818097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758341.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores how the major recent changes to Japanese criminal justice, including the introduction of lay judges, have affected the police detention debate. More specifically, in 2009 ... More


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