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作者 Major, Mark
書名 The unilateral presidency and the news media [electronic resource] : the politics of framing executive power / Mark Major
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2014
國際標準書號 1137387890 (electronic bk.) : £56.50
9781137387899 (electronic bk.) : £56.50
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 208 p. : 3 figures, 45
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系列 The evolving American Presidency
附註 Electronic book text
Epublication based on: 9781137393067, 2014
1. Introduction: The Unitary Executive and the News Media 2. Headlining Presidential Power: New York Times Front-Page Coverage of Executive Orders from Truman through Clinton 3. Torturing Unilateralism: The Case of Abu Ghraib, the News Media, and a Broken Political System 4. Unilateralism Tortured: Critical Press Coverage of the McCain Amendment and Signing Statements 5. Predator in Chief: Framing Obama's Drone Warfare 6. Going It E-Lone in the 2012 Election: Covering Obama's We Can't Wait in the Traditional and Online Public Spheres 7. Conclusion: The Unilateral Presidency, the News Media, and the Politics of Hiding in Plain Sight
Media coverage of presidential actions can not only serve journalistic purposes, but can also act as a check against unilateral decision making. The book seeks to uncover how the news media has worked to curtail overreaching power within the executive branch, demonstrating how the fourth estate keeps presidential overreach at bay. Since President George Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality in 1793, there has been an ongoing debate concerning the proper scope and exercise of presidential unilateral powers. With a mere 'stroke of the pen,' presidents can change the political status quo. However, the Constitution is silent about these powers, Congress seldom acts to limit them, and the public is usually unaware of this aspect of executive power. This book investigates the role of the news media in bringing attention to these unwritten powers of the presidency, examining the amount of coverage, type of frames that are used, who influences the frames, and whether these frames place the unilateral powers of the American presidency in a constitutional context
Mark Major is the Associate Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy and Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Pennsylvania State University, USA. He is the editor of Where Do We Go from Here? American Democracy and the Renewal of the Radical Imagination
主題 Executive power -- United States
Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States
Presidents -- Press coverage -- United States
Media studies -- USA. bicssc
Political leaders & leadership -- USA. bicssc
Politics and Government. ukslc
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989
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