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Presidential Politicization and Centralization across the Modern-Traditional Divide

Daniel Galvin and Colleen Shogan
Polity
Vol. 36, No. 3 (Apr., 2004), pp. 477-504
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3235387
Page Count: 28
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Presidential Politicization and Centralization across the Modern-Traditional Divide
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Abstract

Conventional wisdom describes the "modern presidency" as an institution with more political authority and autonomy than its "traditional" nineteenth-century predecessor. A central claim is that since the rise of the modern executive establishment, presidents have had an incentive to "politicize" and "centralize" their authority within the executive branch. Examining three lesser-known pre-modern presidents, we argue that the tendency for presidents to politicize and centralize is neither distinctly modern nor particularly extraordinary. Rather, it is a fundamental presidential impulse that finds its roots in the ambiguous form of executive power in America.

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