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University of Central Florida

2015

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A Reassesment Of The Presidential Use Of Executive Orders, 1953-2008, Graham Romich Jan 2015

A Reassesment Of The Presidential Use Of Executive Orders, 1953-2008, Graham Romich

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Quantitative studies of the presidential use of executive orders have attempted to determine whether presidents are more prone to resort to unilateral action when faced with legislative opposition. To date, the results have been mixed however, with studies demonstrating that the type of executive order is an important factor in understanding the conditions under which presidents will resort to unilateral action. Despite this advancement in theory, there has been little consensus regarding the actual conditions under which presidents will issue the different types of executive orders that have been identified in the literature. This thesis addresses this puzzle through an ...