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Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power

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by Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler
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Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power by Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler

Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations are far more than grandstanding. Investigating the President shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congress to counter presidential aggrandizement. By shining a light on alleged executive wrongdoing, investigations can exert significant pressure on the president and materially affect policy outcomes.

Douglas Kriner and Eric Schickler construct the most comprehensive overview of congressional investigative oversight to date, analyzing nearly thirteen thousand days of hearings, spanning more than a century, from 1898 through 2014. The authors examine the forces driving investigative power over time and across chambers, identify how hearings might influence the president

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Pages: 248
Size: 1.1 MB
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781400883639 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007481491 (DRM-PDF)

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