Calling the Shots: The President, Executive Orders, and Public Policy

Calling the Shots: The President, Executive Orders, and Public Policy

by Daniel P. Gitterman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815729037
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Daniel P. Gitterman holds the Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gitterman’s research interests include the American presidency and public policy, and American politics of social policy. His book, Boosting Paychecks: The Politics of Supporting America’s Working Poor, published by Brookings Institution Press, examines the role of federal income tax and minimum wage in supporting low-income working families in the United States.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 The President, Executive Orders and Memos, and Public Policy 1

2 The President and the Power of the Purchaser 23

3 Barack Obama and the Power of the Purchaser 39

4 The President and the Power of the Employer 53

5 The President and the Power of the Equal Opportunity Employer 73

6 Barack Obama and the Power of the Employer-in-Chief 93

7 The President and the Power of the Ethical Employer 105

8 The President and the Power of the Payer 119

9 Impact of the President's Executive Powers on Politics and Policy 135

Appendixes 147

Notes 169

References 255

Index 273

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