Calling the Shots: The President, Executive Orders, and by Daniel P. Gitterman

By Daniel P. Gitterman

Modern presidents are CEOs with huge powers over the federal government.

The usa structure lays out 3 hypothetically equivalent branches of government—the govt, the legislative, and the judicial—but through the years, the president, as head of the administrative department, has emerged because the frequently dominant political and administrative strength on the federal point. in truth, Daniel Gitterman tells us, the president is, successfully, the CEO of a major federal bureaucracy.

Using the original felony authority delegated through hundreds of thousands of legislation, the facility to factor government orders, and the potential to form how federal organisations write and implement principles, the president calls the photographs as to how the govt. is administered each day. smooth presidents have, for instance, used the facility of the buyer to require federal contractors to pay a minimal salary and to ban contracting with businesses and contractors that knowingly hire unauthorized alien workers.

Presidents and their staffs use particular instruments, together with government orders and memoranda to organization heads, as tools of keep watch over and impact over the govt and the non-public quarter. For greater than a century, they've got used those instruments with out violating the separation of powers. Calling the Shots demonstrates how each one of those govt powers is a robust weapon of coercion and redistribution within the president's political and policymaking arsenal.

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