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The Resource Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations, Linda L. Fowler

Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations, Linda L. Fowler

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Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations
Title
Watchdogs on the hill
Title remainder
the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations
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Linda L. Fowler
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eng
Summary
"An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth century to the present. She finds a noticeable reduction in public and secret hearings since the mid-1990s and establishes that American foreign policy frequently violated basic conditions for democratic accountability. Committee scrutiny of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she notes, fell below levels of oversight in prior major conflicts. Fowler attributes the drop in watchdog activity to growing disinterest among senators in committee work, biases among members who join the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, and motives that shield presidents, particularly Republicans, from public inquiry. Her detailed case studies of the Truman Doctrine, Vietnam War, Panama Canal Treaty, humanitarian mission in Somalia, and Iraq War illustrate the importance of oversight in generating the information citizens need to judge the president's national security policies. She argues for a reassessment of congressional war powers and proposes reforms to encourage Senate watchdogs to improve public deliberation about decisions of war and peace. Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America's national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy"--
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1945-
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Fowler, Linda L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Legislative oversight
  • International relations
  • United States
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Legislative oversight
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations, Linda L. Fowler
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Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Oversight hearings and U.S. foreign policy -- Guarding the guardians through oversight -- Committee motivations for oversight -- Institutional change and Senate committee hearings -- Committee goals and oversight strategies -- Police patrols and fire alarms in U.S. foreign policy -- Return to the rule of law in international affairs -- Reforming national security oversight in the Senate -- Appendixes: A. Coding congressional committee hearings -- B. Description of dependent and independent variables -- C. Methodological appendix to chapter 3 -- D. Methodological appendix to chapter 4 -- E. Methodological appendix to chapter 5
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ocn903900764
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1 online resource
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online
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9781400866465
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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ebc1866592
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22573/ctt1d16z0f
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)903900764
Label
Watchdogs on the hill : the decline of congressional oversight of U.S. foreign relations, Linda L. Fowler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Oversight hearings and U.S. foreign policy -- Guarding the guardians through oversight -- Committee motivations for oversight -- Institutional change and Senate committee hearings -- Committee goals and oversight strategies -- Police patrols and fire alarms in U.S. foreign policy -- Return to the rule of law in international affairs -- Reforming national security oversight in the Senate -- Appendixes: A. Coding congressional committee hearings -- B. Description of dependent and independent variables -- C. Methodological appendix to chapter 3 -- D. Methodological appendix to chapter 4 -- E. Methodological appendix to chapter 5
Control code
ocn903900764
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400866465
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
ebc1866592
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d16z0f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903900764

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