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The Last 100 Days
Presidential Studies Quarterly (2005)
  • William G Howell, University of Chicago
  • Kenneth R Mayer

We analyze last-minute unilateral actions of an outgoing president during a presidential transition. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, outgoing presidents make significant policy decisions, often create commitments that the new president is obligated to honor. We explore the implications for representation and accountability.

  • Presidency,
  • unilateral action,
  • presidential transitions
Publication Date
September, 2005
Citation Information
William G Howell and Kenneth R Mayer. "The Last 100 Days" Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (2005)
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