1st Edition

Weapons Of Influence
The Legislative Veto, American Foreign Policy, And The Irony Of Reform

ISBN 9780367216146
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
212 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

 When the justices of the Supreme Court ruled the legislative veto unconstitutional in the 1983 case of "Immigration and Naturalization Service versus Chadha", they removed a device that had allowed Congress to delegate policymaking authority to the executive while retaining oversight over the ultimate use of that authority. In this book, the autho

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Making American Foreign Policy: The Struggle for Influence -- The Fall of the Legislative Veto: I.N.S. v. Chadha -- The Irony of Reform: A Theoretical Framework -- From Codetermination to Conflict: Arms Sales to the Middle East -- Comity or Latent Conflict?: Most Favored Nation Trade Status -- Congressional Involvement When It Doesn’t Play in Peoria: Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy -- Crisis Policy, the Executive Domain: The War Powers Resolution -- Toward an Effective Policy Process

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Martha L. Gibson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut and the author of Weapons of Influence: The Legislative Veto, American Foreign Policy and the Irony of Reform.