The Evolving American Presidency

The Unilateral Presidency and the News Media

The Politics of Framing Executive Power

Authors: Major, M.

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Media coverage of presidential actions can not only serve journalistic purposes, but can also act as a check against unilateral decision making. The book seeks to uncover how the news media has worked to curtail overreaching power within the executive branch, demonstrating how the fourth estate keeps presidential overreach at bay.

About the authors

Mark Major is the Associate Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is the editor of Where Do We Go from Here? American Democracy and the Renewal of the Radical Imagination.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Unitary Executive and the News Media

    Major, Mark

    Pages 1-17

  • Headlining Presidential Power:

    Major, Mark

    Pages 19-38

  • Torturing Unilateralism: The Case of Abu Ghraib, the News Media, and a Broken Political System

    Major, Mark

    Pages 39-69

  • Unilateralism Tortured: Critical Press Coverage of the McCain Amendment and Signing Statements

    Major, Mark

    Pages 71-91

  • Predator in Chief: Framing Obama’s Drone Warfare

    Major, Mark

    Pages 93-111

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-38789-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39306-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-48351-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unilateral Presidency and the News Media
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Framing Executive Power
Authors
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mark Major
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38789-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137387899
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39306-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48351-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics