Bad for Democracy: How the Presidency Undermines the Power of the People

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U of Minnesota Press - 263 pages
 

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Contents

The People v Presidentialism
1
1 How the President Becomes a Superhero
29
2 Voting and the Incredibly Shrinking Citizen
69
3 Presidential War Powers and Politics as War
109
4 Going Corporate with the Unitary Executive
145
Reclaiming Democratic Power for Ourselves
183
Acknowledgments
223
Bibliography
227
Index
237
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Dana D. Nelson is a professor of English and American studies at Vanderbilt University, where she teaches classes in U.S. literature and history, and courses that connect activism, volunteering, and citizenship. She has published numerous books and essays on U.S. literature and the history of citizenship and democratic culture. She lives in Nashville and is involved locally with a program that helps incarcerated women develop strong decision-making skills and with an innovative activist group fighting homelessness in the area.

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