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Published: 19 January 2017

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190663995

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National Security and Double Government

Michael J. Glennon

  • Clear analysis of the roles of the "Trumanite network" and the "Madisonian institutions" in making U.S. security policy
  • Provides a new spin on the "double government" theory of key 19th century English constitutional scholar, Walter Bagehot
  • Features a broad and extensive array of supporting evidence from the Truman through the Obama administrations
  • A concise summary of organizational theory to aid in understanding why concealed government security actors resist policy changes
  • An Afterword addresses the emerging danger posed by populist authoritarianism, and rejects the notion that the security bureaucracy can be relied upon to block it.