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Executive Orders and Presidential Power
Journal of Politics (1999)
  • Kenneth R Mayer
Abstract

This article reassesses the current paradigm of the presidential studies literature, which holds that presidents have limited capacity to act unilaterally or make policy decisions on their own. I explore how presidents have used executive orders as a way of implementing significant policies unilaterally.

Keywords
  • executive orders,
  • presidency,
  • unilateral powers
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 1999
Citation Information
Kenneth R Mayer. "Executive Orders and Presidential Power" Journal of Politics Vol. 61 Iss. 2 (1999)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mayer/2/