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The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat

William G. Howell, Saul P. Jackman, and Jon C. Rogowski


The Wartime President evaluates the ways in which major U.S. wars reshape our domestic politics generally, and relations between the president and Congress in particular. While paying homage to rich historical and legal literatures on the topic, this book breaks new ground by developing a novel theory that casts our attention toward the potentially nationalizing effects of military crises, and then conducts a series of comprehensive and systematic analyses of wartime policymaking. Theoretically, the book shows that when wars—in particular, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Persian ... More

Keywords: president, war, Congress, power, policymaking, separation of powers, domestic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780226048253
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226048420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William G. Howell, author

Saul P. Jackman, author

Jon C. Rogowski, author