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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
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kriner, Douglas L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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
  • 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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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 influence of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- Investigations in the age of Obama -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780691171852
Lccn
2016010111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949669204
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
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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 influence of congressional investigations on policy outcomes -- Investigations in the age of Obama -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780691171852
Lccn
2016010111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949669204

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