Book Search:  


Google full text of our books:


While Dangers Gather:
Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers
William G. Howell & Jon C. Pevehouse

Book Description | Table of Contents
Chapter 1 [HTML] or [PDF format]


"This is the state-of-the-art book on the domestic and international politics of the use of military force abroad by U.S. presidents. It should be widely read for the depth and breadth of its scholarship, and for the importance of its topic."--Bruce Russett, Yale University

"This is probably the best book yet on the domestic politics of American decisions to use military force. Through an astonishing array of empirical data, it presents convincing evidence that the history of American military action during the postwar era would have looked quite different without congressional restraints. The authors weave three bodies of research--political communication, executive-legislative politics, and the international relations literature on the use of force--into a single coherent, causal story, and their language is quite lucid and jargon-free."--Benjamin O. Fordham, Binghamton University

"This is an important book that scholars will have to take seriously. The authors' persuasive assertions that Congress is a serious constraint on presidential power are bold and sure to ignite debate. While other scholars have begun to tread on the conventional wisdom, none have done such a comprehensive job in making the claim and supporting it with such a variety of evidence."--Linda L. Fowler, Dartmouth College

Return to Book Description

File created: 4/17/2014

Questions and comments to:
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
For Reviewers
Class Use
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
PUP Home

Bookmark and Share