AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, THE - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
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AMERICAN PRESIDENCY, THE - A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

The expansion of executive powers amid the war on terrorism has brought the presidency to the center of heated public debate. Now, in The American Presidency, presidential authority Charles O. Jones provides invaluable background to the current controversy, in a compact, reliable guide to the office of the chief executive. This marvelously concise survey is packed with information about the presidency, some of it quite surprising. We learn, for example, that the Founders adopted the word "president" over "governor" and other alternatives because it suggested a light hand, as in one who presides, rather than rules. Indeed, the Constitutional Convention first agreed to a weak chief executive elected by congress for one seven-year term, latercalling for independent election and separation of powers.
Editora: OXFORD UK
ISBN: 0195307011
ISBN13: 9780195307016
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2007
Número de Páginas: 192
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
por R$ 72,40