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Part II Political Science, Ch.9 The Constitutional Politics of the Executive Branch

Mariah Zeisberg

From: The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

Edited By: Mark Tushnet, Sanford Levinson, Mark A. Graber

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 January 2021

This chapter explores important concepts in the study of constitutional politics involving the presidency. These include: representation, formal and informal powers, unilateralism and extraordinary powers, and war. Legal studies and political science feature highly developed literatures on these concepts. The field of presidential constitutional politics will be enriched if those literatures deepen their mutual engagement. Presidential power has undergone important transformations since the early republic, and a key subtext of the presidency literature is about...
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