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Long Wars and the Constitution

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HARDCOVER

$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674058286

Publication Date: 06/10/2013

Text

376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table

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  • List of Acronyms
  • Introduction
  • 1. War Powers and Constitutional Change
  • 2. Truman and the Post-1945 Constitutional Order
  • 3. War and the National Security State
  • 4. Vietnam and Watergate: The Post-1945 Constitutional Order in Crisis
  • 5. The Constitutional Order in the Post-Vietnam Era
  • 6. The 9/11 Wars and the Presidency
  • 7. A New Constitutional Order?
  • Appendix: Executive Branch War Powers Opinions since 1950
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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