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The Resource Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential power, Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential power, Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler

Label
Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential power
Title
Investigating the president
Title remainder
congressional checks on presidential power
Statement of responsibility
Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 are far more than grandstanding. Investigating the President shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congress to counter presidential aggrandizement. By shining a light on alleged executive wrongdoing, investigations can exert significant pressure on the president and materially affect policy outcomes. Douglas Kriner and Eric Schickler construct the most comprehensive overview of congressional investigative oversight to date, analyzing nearly thirteen thousand days of hearings, spanning more than a century, from 1898 through 2014. The authors examine the forces driving investigative power over time and across chambers, identify how hearings might influence the president's strategic calculations through the erosion of the president's public approval rating, and uncover the pathways through which investigations have shaped public policy. Put simply, by bringing significant political pressure to bear on the president, investigations often afford Congress a blunt, but effective check on presidential power--without the need to worry about veto threats or other hurdles such as Senate filibusters. In an era of intense partisan polarization and institutional dysfunction, Investigating the President delves into the dynamics of congressional investigations and how Congress leverages this tool to counterbalance presidential power." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kriner, Douglas L
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schickler, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislative oversight
  • Governmental investigations
  • Executive power
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Executive power
  • Governmental investigations
  • Legislative oversight
  • Legislative power
  • United States
Label
Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential power, Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- When Congress investigates -- Investigations and public opinion -- The direct influence of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- The Indirect effect of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- Investigations in the age of Obama -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn953848240
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883639
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883639
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 941190
  • 22573/ctt1q1z8x1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953848240
Label
Investigating the president : congressional checks on presidential power, Douglas L. Kriner and Eric Schickler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- When Congress investigates -- Investigations and public opinion -- The direct influence of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- The Indirect effect of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- Investigations in the age of Obama -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn953848240
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883639
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883639
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 941190
  • 22573/ctt1q1z8x1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953848240

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