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By Executive Order: Bureaucratic Management and the Limits of Presidential Power

Andrew Rudalevige


The president of the United States is commonly thought to wield extraordinary personal power through the issuance of executive orders. In fact, the vast majority of such orders are proposed by federal agencies and shaped by negotiations that span the executive branch. This book provides the first comprehensive look at how presidential directives are written — and by whom. The book examines more than five hundred executive orders from the 1930s to today — as well as more than two hundred others negotiated but never issued — shedding vital new light on the multilateral process of drafting suppos ... More

Keywords: executive branch, executive orders, US president, unilateral directives, bureaucratic resistance, presidential power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780691194363
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691194363.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Rudalevige, author
Bowdoin College