A dynamic institutional relationship exists between the United States executive branch and the United States Supreme Court. This dissertation examines how the Court affects constitutional and political development by taking a leading role in interpreting presidential decision-making in the area of foreign affairs since 1936. Examining key cases and controversies in foreign policymaking, primarily in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this dissertation highlights the patterns of intercurrences and the mutual construction process that takes place at the juncture of legal and political time. In so doing, it is more than evident that the Court not only sanctions the claims made by executives of unilateral decision-making, but also that the Court takes a leading role in (re)defining the very scope and breadth of executive foreign policymaking.
|Commitee:||Miroff, Bruce, Sommer, Udi|
|School:||State University of New York at Albany|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American history, Social research, Political science|
|Keywords:||American political development, Executive politics, Historical institutionalism, Judicial decision-making, Unilateral powers, War powers|
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