Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency

Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency : Legislating from the Oval Office

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Desegregating the military. Interring Japanese Americans. Limiting stem-cell research. Each of these actions has been accomplished by way of executive order - bypassing the legislative process. Adam Warber offers an in-depth look at how modern presidents use this weapon in their arsenal of authority. Warber systematically analyzes the strategic nature of close to 5,500 executive orders issued since 1936. Have presidents increasingly relied on executive orders to initiate major policies, rather than to simply accomplish routine administrative goals? What key elements in the political environment might influence activity in this sphere? What crafting strategies do presidents use to legitimate their orders and minimize challenges from Congress and the federal judiciary? Addressing these and other key questions, "Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency" explores the multiple dimensions of the president's executive-order power.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 1588264017
  • 9781588264015

About Adam L. Warber

Adam L. Warber is assistant professor of political science at Clemson University.show more

Table of contents

Executive Orders as Strategic Policy Tools.; Policymaking by Presidential Decree.; The Policymaking Environment.; Safeguarding Executive Orders.; White House Lawmaking: An Unfinished Journey.show more

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"Important and accessible.... Warber has accomplished a monumental task by going to the source of the data: the orders themselves. This substantial contribution will make its mark on the study of the presidency." - Jeffrey Peake, Bowling Green State University"show more

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