The Presidency and the Constitutional Order
Donald R. Brand (College of the Holy Cross)
Catalog Number: 5755
Half course (spring term).
EXAM GROUP: 7, 8
Examines the American Presidency from a constitutional and historical perspective. Begins with the American Founding and the debate about the proper relationship between republican government and executive energy. Studies the historical evolution of the Presidency into its modern form. Topics to be examined include the organization of the Presidency, presidential selection, the relationship of the presidency to other branches of government and to political parties, presidential war-making, presidential budgeting, the imperial presidency, and the presidency in comparative perspective.
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