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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 : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With gridlock, presidents increasingly rely on unilateral actions - means not requiring legislative statutes - which many view as tantamount to power. Using a variety of approaches, Chiou and Rothenberg show that this need not be the case as, under many conditions, the chief executive's employment of such tools is constrained. Rather, presidents contemplating issuing executive orders are often constrained by worries  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fang-Yi Chiou; Lawrence S Rothenberg
ISBN: 9781108123556 1108123554
OCLC Number: 1018032658
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017).
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 231 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Thinking about power: theoretical models; 3. Not all unilateral actions are created equal: measuring the significance of executive orders; 4. The race for power: empirically examining competing models; 5. Bringing the parties in: legislative partisan influence and presidential power; 6. The subtleties of power - assessing the two presidencies; 7. Conclusions - solving the enigma of presidential power.
Responsibility: Fang-Yi Chiou, Lawrence S. Rothenberg.

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