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The Evolving American Presidency

The War Power in an Age of Terrorism

Debating Presidential Power

Authors: Genovese, Michael A., Adler, David Gray

  • Spotlights the post-9/11 foreign policy environment and the evolving executive branch’s increased ability to act independently from Congress to address terrorist threats 
  • Addresses the function of war powers in a security era defined by the threat of attack by non-state actors, and is not confined to the term of any particular contemporary president
  • Presents a debate between two recognized authorities on the constitutional aspects of Congress, the presidency, and war powers
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This book features a lively debate between two prominent scholars—Michael A. Genovese and David Gray Adler—on the critical issue of whether the Constitution, written in the 18th Century, remains adequate to the national security challenges of our time. The question of  the scope of the president’s constitutional authority—if any—to initiate war on behalf of the American people, long the subject of heated debate in the corridors of power and the groves of academe, has become an issue of surpassing importance for a nation confronted by existential threats in an Age of Terrorism. This question should be thoroughly reviewed and debated by members of Congress, and considered by all Americans before they are asked to go to war.  If the constitutional allocation of powers on matters of war and peace is outdated, what changes should be made?  Is there a need to increase presidential power?  What role should Congress play in the war on terror?

About the authors

Michael A. Genovese is Associate Professor of Political Science, and President, World Policy Institute, Loyola Marymount University, USA. He has written over forty books, including Leadership Matters (2012, with Thomas E. Cronin). His articles and reviews have appeared in the American Political Science Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Public Opinion Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, White House Studies, The Journal of Leadership Studies, and elsewhere.
David Gray Adler is President of The Alturas Institute, USA, and has previously taught at Idaho State University, USA, held the McClure Professorship at the University of Idaho, USA, where he taught courses on the Constitution in the College of Law, and the Andrus Professorship at Boise State University, USA. Adler’s books and  writings have been cited by the US Supreme Court, and by lawyers in the White House, the State Department, and members of Congress. His articles and reviews have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Political Science Quarterly and distinguished law reviews.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • War and American Democracy

    Genovese, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-52

  • Prescriptions for a New Age

    Genovese, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

  • The Relevance of the War Clause and the Rule of Law in Our Time

    Genovese, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 65-110

  • Prescriptions for Protecting the Constitutional Design for War

    Genovese, Michael A. (et al.)

    Pages 111-115

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57931-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $45.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59353-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The War Power in an Age of Terrorism
Book Subtitle
Debating Presidential Power
Authors
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57931-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57931-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59353-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 124
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