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‘The Iraq War Momentum’ in the Struggle on the Powers of the US Congress (2019)


Kronlund, Anna (2019). ‘The Iraq War Momentum’ in the Struggle on the Powers of the US Congress. Redescriptions : Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory, 22 (1), 51-67. DOI: 10.33134/rds.311


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Kronlund, Anna

Lehti tai sarja: Redescriptions : Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory

ISSN: 2308-0906

eISSN: 2308-0914

Julkaisuvuosi: 2019

Volyymi: 22

Lehden numero: 1

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 51-67

Kustantaja: Helsinki University Press

Julkaisumaa: Suomi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/rds.311

Avoin saatavuus: Open access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66847


Tiivistelmä

How 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.


YSO-asiasanat: parlamentit; parlamentarismi; vallankäyttö; asevoimat; sotatoimet; keskustelu

Vapaat asiasanat: Yhdysvallat; Yhdysvaltain kongressi


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2019

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