The Clinton scandal and the future of American government

edited by Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox

The Clinton scandal consumed the better part of a year of American public life, bitterly dividing the nation and culminating in a constitutional crisis. In this book, thoughtful, nonpartisan essays provide an insightful and lasting analysis of one of the major political events of our time. Here leading scholars explore the long-reaching constitutional and political implications of the scandal: how it will affect the presidency, the law, and the political process. A first group of chapters considers effects of the scandal on institutions: the presidency, Congress, the courts, the independent counsel statute, executive privilege, and the impeachment process itself. A second section addresses political factors: public opinion, the media, and presidential character and personality. A concluding essay broadly examines the implications of the scandal for governance. These far-reaching essays address such issues as risks posed to Congressional political careers, the prospect of future presidents being subject to civil suits, the pros and cons of Kenneth Starr's investigation, the role of the media in breaking and then shaping the story, and ways of reforming the system to handle the unacceptable private behavior of future presidents. A provocative book for readers concerned with how our government copes with such a challenge, and an essential reader for courses on the presidency or American government, this collection will stand the tests of both time and rigorous analysis.

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  • Introduction The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Scandal Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox Institutional Perspectives The Presidency: The Clinton Crisis and Its Consequences Robert J. SpitzerThe Congress: The Politics of Impeachment Thomas A. KazeeThe Courts: The Perils fo Paula Karen O'Connor and John R. HermannThe Independent Counsel Statute Louis FisherExecutive Privilege in the Clinton Scandal Mark J. Rozell"Below the Law"? David A. Yalof and Joel B. GrossmanScandal Time: The Clinton Impeachment and the Distraction fo American Politics Paul J. QuirkThe Impeachment and Acquittal of William Jefferson Clinton Michael J. Gerhardt Political Perspectives Public Opinion: The Paradoxes of Clinton's Popularity Molly W. Andolina and Clyde WilcoxThe Media: The New Media and the Lure of the Clinton Scandal John Anthony MaltesePresidential Personality: The Clinton Legacy Stephen J. WaynePresidential Character: Multidimensional or Seamless? James P. Pfiffner ContributorsIndex

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書名 The Clinton scandal and the future of American government
著作者等 Rozell, Mark J.
Wilcox, Clyde
出版元 Georgetown University Press
刊行年月 c2000
ページ数 xxii, 269 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0878407774
NCID BA52495930
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国