The Presidential Republic: Executive Representation and Deliberative Democracy

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Nov 21, 1996 - Law - 256 pages
For two centuries, American presidents have considered themselves to be representatives of the American people. In this detailed study of presidential representation, Gary Gregg explores the theory, history, and consequences of presidents acting as representatives in the American political system. Gregg explores questions such as what it means to be a representative, how the Founding Fathers understood the place of the presidency in the Republic established by the Constitution, and the effects a representational presidency has on deliberative democracy. This important examination of the presidency's place in our political system is essential reading for those interested in American political theory, constitutional studies, and American history.
 

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Gary L. Gregg, II is assistant professor of political science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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