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dc.contributor.authorKronlund, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-16T12:58:22Z
dc.date.available2019-12-16T12:58:22Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationKronlund, A. (2019). ‘The Iraq War Momentum’ in the Struggle on the Powers of the US Congress. <i>Redescriptions : Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory</i>, <i>22</i>(1), 51-67. <a href="https://doi.org/10.33134/rds.311" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.33134/rds.311</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_33695973
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66847
dc.description.abstractHow parliaments and legislatures participate in war-making has raised interest among researchers from different disciplines, including constitutional law and political science. While war powers are usually considered to be included in the field of the executive branch, parliaments have played an increasingly relevant role as more democratic decision-making in both normal and exceptional times has gained prominence. The comparative aspect to examine war powers between parliaments or between the branches of government is often adopted to describe the authority and legitimacy of these powers. The US Congress is considered to have strong war powers on paper compared to parliaments in other liberal democracies. Many times, the experienced realities of war have, however, resulted in benefiting the executive branch. This article claims that Congress, however, has not given away its powers but has adapted them to the changing conditions. The debates on authorizations of use of force can be seen as momentum for Congress to address its constitutional war powers. This article draws on congressional debates on war powers with regard to authorization of using US armed forces against Iraq in 2002. The purpose is to show a vivid discussion on struggles concerning constitutional war powers and how these are interpreted, defined and understood against the background of historical, theoretical and constitutional discussions on war powers. As the committing of US armed forces and the separation of powers continue to be in the center of political discussions, it is relevant to examine the debates on war powers in the US Congress.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHelsinki University Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRedescriptions : Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otherYhdysvallat
dc.subject.otherYhdysvaltain kongressi
dc.subject.otherUS Congress
dc.subject.otherdebates
dc.subject.otherIraq War
dc.subject.othermomentum
dc.subject.otherseparation of powers
dc.title‘The Iraq War Momentum’ in the Struggle on the Powers of the US Congress
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201912165339
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineValtio-oppifi
dc.contributor.oppiainePolitical Scienceen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange51-67
dc.relation.issn2308-0906
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume22
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 The Author(s).
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dc.subject.ysoparlamentarismi
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dc.subject.ysoasevoimat
dc.subject.ysoparlamentit
dc.subject.ysovallankäyttö
dc.subject.ysokeskustelu
dc.format.contentfulltext
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p40
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.33134/rds.311


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