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Book
xiv, 585 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • part I: Before the state. The necessity of politics
  • The state of nature
  • The tyranny of cousins
  • Tribal societies : property, justice, war
  • The coming of the leviathan
  • part II: State building. Chinese tribalism
  • War and the rise of the Chinese state
  • The great Han system
  • Political decay and the return of patrimonial government
  • The Indian detour
  • Varnas and jatis
  • Weaknesses of Indian politics
  • Slavery and the Muslim exit from tribalism
  • The Mamluks save Islam
  • The functioning and decline of the Ottoman state --- Christianity undermines the family
  • part III: The rule of law. The origins of the rule of law
  • The church becomes a state
  • The state becomes a church
  • Oriental despotism
  • Stationary bandits
  • part IV: Accountable government. The rise of political accountability
  • Rente seekers
  • Patrimonialism crosses the Atlantic
  • East of the Elbe
  • Toward a more perfect absolutism
  • Taxation and representation
  • Why accountability? Why absolutism?
  • part V: Toward a theory of political development. Political development and political decay
  • Political development, then and now.
Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01
Book
viii, 340 p., plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01
Book
vii, 491 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction: The story of presidential power / Christopher H. Schroeder & Curtis A. Bradley
  • The story of the neutrality controversy : struggling over presidential power outside the courts / Martin Flaherty
  • The story of the Prize Cases : executive action and judicial review in wartime / Thomas H. Lee & Michael D. Ramsey
  • The story of Ex parte Milligan : military trials, enemy combatants, and Congressional authorization / Curtis A. Bradley
  • The story of In re Neagle : sex, money, politics, perjury, homicide, federalism, and executive power / John Harrison
  • The story of Myers and its wayward successors : going postal on the removal power / Saikrishna Prakash
  • The story of Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation / H. Jefferson Powell
  • The story of the Steel Seizure case / Patricia L. Bellia
  • The story of United States v. United States District Court (Keith) : the surveillance power / Trevor W. Morrison
  • The story of United States v. Nixon : the President and the tapes / Christopher H. Schroeder
  • The story of Dames & Moore : resolution of an international crisis by executive agreement / Harold H. Bruff
  • The story of Morrison v. Olson : the Independent Counsel and independent agencies in Watergate's wake / Kevin M. Stack
  • The story of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld : trying enemy combatants by military commission / Dawn E. Johnsen.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01, LAW-790-01
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viii, 658 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
According to the national mythology, the United States has long opened its doors to people from across the globe, providing a port in a storm and opportunity for any who seek it. Yet the history of immigration to the United States is far different. Even before the xenophobic reaction against European and Asian immigrants in the late 19th Century, social and economic interest groups worked to manipulate immigration policy to serve their needs. In "A Nation by Design", Aristide Zolberg explores American immigration policy, from the colonial period to the present, discussing how it has been used as a tool of nation building. "A Nation by Design" argues that the engineering of immigration policy has been prevalent since early American history. However, it has gone largely unnoticed since it took place primarily on the local and state levels, owing to constitutional limits on federal power during the slavery era. Zolberg profiles the vacillating currents of opinion on immigration throughout American history, examining separately the roles played by business interests, labour unions, ethnic lobbies and nativist ideologues in shaping policy. He then examines how three different types of migration - legal migration, illegal migration to fill low-wage jobs, and asylum-seeking - are shaping contemporary arguments over immigration to the United States. "A Nation by Design" is a thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship, Zolberg's book shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674022188 20160528
A history of American immigration policies and the political and social factors that produced them. It shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674030749 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01
Book
xvi, 317 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Toward a theory of national security agencies
  • Origins of the National Security Council system : a "brass-knuckle fight to the finish"
  • Evolution of the National Security Council System : "from king's ministers to palace guard"
  • Origins of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : "fighting for the very life of the Navy"
  • Evolution of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : "the swallows return to Capistrano"
  • Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency : "those spooky boys"
  • Evolution of the Central Intelligence Agency : "one of the weakest links in our national security"
  • Conclusion.
In this provocative and thoughtful book, Amy Zegart challenges the conventional belief that national security agencies work reasonably well to serve the national interest as they were designed to do. Using a new institutionalist approach, Zegart asks what forces shaped the initial design of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council in ways that meant they were handicapped from birth. Ironically, she finds that much of the blame can be ascribed to cherished features of American democracy frequent elections, the separation of powers, majority rule, political compromise all of which constrain presidential power and give Congress little incentive to create an effective foreign policy system. At the same time, bureaucrats in rival departments had the expertise, the staying power, and the incentives to sabotage the creation of effective competitors, and this is exactly what they did.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804735049 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01
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xxviii, 358 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : the ambivalence of executive power
  • Aristotle : the executive as kingship
  • Aristotle : the absent executive in the mixed regime
  • Proto-executives
  • The theologico-political executive
  • Machiavelli and the modern executive
  • Hobbbes and the political science of power
  • Constitutionalizing the executive
  • Moderating the executive
  • Republicanizing the executive
  • Conclusion : the form and the end.
This survey of Western political thought ranges from Aristotle to "The Federalist Papers", showing how the doctrine of executive power arose and how it has developed to the present day. Although there were various "proto-executives", from Roman dictators to Christian kings, the modern executive first appears with Machiavelli's "The Prince". Yet Machiavelli's strong - even cruel - leader undermines republican theory. Subsequent philosophers, Mansfield argues, seized upon the Prince and transformed him into the American president. Liberalized by Locke, constitutionalized by Montesquieu, Machiavelli's bloodthirsty executive was finally "tamed" by channelling his antinomian energies into a uniquely flexible constitutional framework.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801845895 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01
Book
xxiv, 358 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The ambivalence of executive power
  • Aristotle : the executive as kingship
  • Aristotle : the absent executive in the mixed regime
  • Proto-executives
  • The theologico-political executive
  • Machiavelli and the modern executive
  • Hobbes and the political science of power
  • Constitutionalizing the executive
  • Moderating the executive
  • Republicanizing the executive
  • Conclusion: The form and the end.
Looks at the development of the concept of executive power, discusses the philosophical influences and considers the role of the executive in business and politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780029199800 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01

8. The final days [1976]

Book
476 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-624-01