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American Presidential Power and the War on Terror: Does the Constitution Matter?

Authors: DePlato, Justin

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This book examines the use of presidential power during the War on Terror. Justin DePlato joins the debate on whether the Constitution matters in determining how each branch of the federal government should use its power to combat the War on Terror. The actions and words of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama are examined. DePlato's findings support the theory that executives use their own prerogative in determining what emergency powers are and how to use them. According to DePlato, the Presidents argue that their powers are implied in Article II of the Constitution, not expressed. This conclusion renders the Constitution meaningless in times of crisis. The author reveals that Presidents are becoming increasingly cavalier and that the nation should consider adopting an amendment to the Constitution to proffer expressed executive emergency powers.

About the authors

Justin DePlato is Assistant Professor of political science at Robert Morris University, USA. He earned a PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA and has published several books in the area of US Presidency and the Congress.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Era of a War on Terror

    DePlato, Justin

    Pages 1-12

  • The Founders’ Reasons and Justifications for Presidential Emergency Power

    DePlato, Justin

    Pages 13-40

  • President G. W. Bush and the Hyper-unitary Approach to Waging the War on Terror

    DePlato, Justin

    Pages 41-84

  • President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize Winner and the War on Terror

    DePlato, Justin

    Pages 85-89

  • Conclusion: The Republic Is in Danger

    DePlato, Justin

    Pages 90-94

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53962-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53961-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Presidential Power and the War on Terror: Does the Constitution Matter?
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Justin DePlato
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53962-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137539625
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53961-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 107
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics