The Duck of Minerva

The Duck Quacks at Twilight

Been missing you

November 8, 2006

Let’s all say a warm welcome to our old friend, Checks and Balances. You may not remember him — it seems like he’s been gone forever — but he used to play a key role in our Constitutional Architecture.

I sure hope he sticks around for a while.

Image source: https://www2.semo.edu/vending/PS103/us%20checks%20and%20balances.jpg

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.