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Presidents & Terminal Logic Behavior: Term Limits and Executive Action in the United States, Brazil, and Argentina

Genevieve M. Kehoe
Format
Book
Published
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2014]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Variant Title
Presidents and terminal logic behavior
Series
Joseph V. Hughes Jr. And Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership
Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. And Holly O. Hughes Series on the Presidency and Leadership
ISBN
9781623491260, 1623491266, 9781623491604 (e-book)
Contents
  • Presidents and executive term structure
  • Introduction
  • Becoming terminal: presidents operating in dual frames
  • Research design and methodological overview
  • Plan of the book
  • Institutionalism: presidential behavior and the rule of law
  • Developing a definitional framework
  • Before and after the Twenty-Second Amendment: norms vs. institutions
  • Executive term structure: an unexplored area of inquiry
  • The term limit debate
  • Choice in executive term structure: the political reality
  • Conclusion
  • The motivational structure of terminal presidents: what to expect and why
  • Dual frames of reference
  • The cycle of presidential periods
  • Legacy agenda of presidents: domestic vs. foreign policy
  • Changing the status quo: the decree power of US presidents
  • Proactive power and the initiative to decree
  • Decree power in the United States
  • Executive initiative vs. delegated authority: how the Court and Congress handle presidential decrees
  • The collection and coding of US presidential decrees
  • Terminal logic behavior of US presidents
  • The model: some expectations
  • Data results
  • Emergency power decrees: after the 1976 National Emergencies Act
  • Emergency powers and terminal logic behavior
  • Decree power in Argentina and Brazil
  • Term limits and decree power
  • The changing constitutional boundaries of MPVs and DNUs
  • How the Court and Congress handle MPVs and DNUs
  • Terminal logic behavior in Argentina and Brazil: a comparative look
  • Using the case study method
  • The effect of reforms on decree issuance: the evidence in brief
  • Data and analysis: explaining trends of frequency
  • Concluding remarks: moving beyond individual differences
  • Anticipating the effects of terminal logic behavior: avenues of future inquiry
  • Appendix. formal decree power as stipulated by Brazil's 1988 constitution.
Description
231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-219) and index.
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