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The enigma of presidential power : parties, policies, and strategic uses of unilateral action

Author: Fang-Yi Chiou; Lawrence S Rothenberg
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presidents are more constrained in exercising unilateral actions than before. This book asks: when does unilateral action correspond to presidential power?

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fang-Yi Chiou; Lawrence S Rothenberg
ISBN: 9781107191501 1107191505 9781316642115 1316642119
OCLC Number: 967366047
Description: xiii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Thinking about power: theoretical models --
Not all unilateral actions are created equal: measuring the significance of executive --
Orders --
The race for power: empirically examining competing models --
Bringing the parties in: legislative partisan influence and presidential power --
The subtleties of power: assessing the two presidencies --
Conclusions: solving the enigma of presidential power --
Appendix 1: statements of probability of unilateral action, propositions 1-4 and their proofs --
Appendix 2: an item response model incorporating rater attributes --
Appendix 3: formal presentation of framework with party roles in legislative stage: Proposition 1, and expected incentives of unilateral action --
Appendix 4: results with party roles in legislative state for alternative threshold levels.
Responsibility: Fang-Yi Chiou, Academia Sinica, Lawrence S. Rothenberg, University of Rochester.

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