African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 382

Full Length Research Paper

Dennis Kucinich and expansion of the chief executive’s war power: A unique legacy of checking the commander in chief

Ryan C. Hendrickson
  • Ryan C. Hendrickson
  • Political Science, Eastern Illinois University, United States.
  • Google Scholar
Lindsey Juszczak
  • Lindsey Juszczak
  • Political Science, Eastern Illinois University, United States.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 21 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 06 December 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2017


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