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Poli 100 Intro to US Government 6

Poli 100 Intro to US Government 6 - ThePresidency...

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The Presidency How have presidents increased their power at the expense of the legislative and  judicial branches? What are the consequences of these shifts in institutional power? Principal-Agent Problems and Presidency the president oversees a vast administration and bureaucracy recurrent principal agent problems LBJ on J. Edgar Hoover I’d rather have him inside the tenet pissing out, than outside pissing in Collective Dilemmas and the President Founders wanted a strong, central gov’t ability of a unitary president to solve collective dilemmas led to growth in  presidential power swift, declarative decisions in times of national crisis Abraham Lincoln and the civil war Constitutional Bases of Presidential Powers The founders and the unitary executive Respond decisively to crises enforce laws uniformly and fairly coerce conflicting groups to cooperate
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