Executive Privilege

Presidential Power, Secrecy, and Accountability

Fourth Edition, Revised and Updated

Mark J. Rozell with Mitchel A. Sollenberger

Executive Privilege—called “the definitive contemporary work on the subject” by the Journal of Politics—is widely considered the best in-depth history and analysis of executive privilege and its relation to the proper scope and limits of presidential power.

This fourth edition is revised and updated to include the two Obama administrations and the first three years of the Trump administration. The new edition includes President Obama’s failure to live up to the high expectations of his campaign promises, and, President Trump’s controversies, including the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the proposed addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, and the ongoing inquiry into White House security clearances.

“Praise for previous editions:

Lucid, balanced, and tightly reasoned, Rozells excellent book provides needed guidance on a topic that bedevils every administration.

—Political Science Quarterly

“Ought to be mandatory reading not only for every member of Congress but also for national security lawyers in both the legislative and executive branches.

—ABA National Security Law Report

“For an American people who (apparently) must be their president’s keeper, this book is essential reading.—Rhetoric & Public Affairs

About the Author

Mark J. Rozell is dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George mason University where he holds the Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy. He is the author of Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering, and, the coeditor of God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics.

Mitchel A. Sollenberger is professor of political science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He is the author of The President Shall Nominate: How Congress Trumps Executive Power, and, coauthor with Mark J. Rozell of The President’s Czars Undermining Congress and the Constitution; both from Kansas

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