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PSCI0402

The Constitution in Wartime

The Constitution in Wartime
How does the framers' Constitution distribute the war powers? What changes in our constitutional separation of powers have taken place in wartime and what does that mean for our republican form of government and our civil liberties? We will focus on the Founding, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the current wars in Iraq and on terrorism to answer these questions. Readings will include Supreme Court decisions, books by Edward S. Corwin, Geoffrey Stone, Louis Fisher, John Yoo, Richard Posner, Bruce Ackerman, David Cole, and law review articles. (PSCI 0102 or PSCI 0305 or PSCI 0306) (American Politics)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS NOR SOC

Sections

Spring 2009

PSCI0402A-S09 Seminar (Dry)

Fall 2007

PSCI0402A-F07 Seminar (Dry)