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Sollenberger, Mitchel A
The President's czars : undermining Congress and the Constitution / Mitchel A. Sollenberger and Mark J. Rozell
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012
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 Faculty authors/1st floor  JK585 .S64 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Executive power -- United States -- History
Subject United States -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- History
Subject(s) Presidents -- Staff -- Selection and appointment -- United States -- History
Subject United States. Congress. Senate -- Powers and duties
Subject(s) Separation of powers -- United States
Physical Description xi, 298 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-286) and index
Contents Preface -- Czars and the U.S. Constitution -- The origins and growth of executive branch Czars -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: Czars in the modern presidency -- Harry S Truman-Lyndon B. Johnson: consolidating the use of czars -- Richard M. Nixon-Jimmy Carter: Congress's feeble response -- Ronald Reagan-Bill Clinton: the reemergence of czars -- George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the vast proliferation of czars -- Conclusions: restoring the constitutional balance
Summary The very word "czar" seems inappropriate in a constitutional republic, but it has come to describe any executive branch official who has significant authority over a policy area, works independently of agency or Department heads, and is not confirmed by the Senate--or subject to congressional oversight. Mitchel Sollenberger and Mark Rozell provide the first comprehensive overview of presidential czars, tracing the history of the position from its origins through its initial expansion under FDR and its dramatic growth during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. --from publisher description
NOTE 520704
Series Studies in government and public policy
Alternate Author Rozell, Mark J

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