From Core Executive to Court Politics: from a bucket of rice to a bowl of jelly
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Is the Court Politics approach useful in the study of the core executive? We discuss recent developments in executive studies and seek to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a focus on court politics. We discuss the 'prime ministerial predominance' thesis, presidential studies and 'institutionalization', the 'statecraft' thesis, and the 'New Political History'. We argue these contributions converge on the study of court or high politics and hold out the prospect of the theoretical and methodological reinvigoration of executive studies.
Political Studies Association 63rd Annual Conference Papers
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