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The Dual ExecutiveUnilateral Orders in a Separated and Shared Power System$
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Michelle Belco and Brandon Rottinghaus

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780804799973

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804799973.001.0001

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The Dual Executive and Unilateral Power

(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
The Dual Executive

Michelle Belco

Brandon Rottinghaus

Stanford University Press

This book takes the next step in the study of unilateral power by quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing how the president’s unilateral orders are part of a separate and shared power system. The chapters that follow explore both the prerogatives presidents undertake and obligations they fulfill with respect to their independent and administrator executive functions. It builds on several generations of scholarship on the presidency and draws from both public law and behavioral approaches. Debate over the use of unilateral orders suggests that a president’s ability to act without the consent of Congress is largely unchecked by traditional institutional arrangements whereas others suggest presidents are more likely to be restrained by Congress because many unilateral powers are justified with interbranch authority.

Keywords:   dual executive, unilateral power, independent, administrator

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