Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 January 2021

Abstract and Keywords

This article starts by examining the range of factors that scholars have identified as primary shapers of presidential decisions. Then, it discusses the presidential advisers who help shape the agenda, frame many of the problems, and filter much of the information presidents cope with in making decisions. An exploration of the analytical, methodological, and prescriptive dimensions of contemporary scholarship on presidential decisions and decision making is also provided. Furthermore, suggestions for future work are presented. In addition, common features and some of the disconnects and gaps in presidential decision making are described. The given data should suggest that the scholarly literature on presidential decision making is diverse and rich, yielding many insights. Even so, much work remains.

Keywords: presidential decisions, presidential decision making, presidential advisers, presidential agenda, contemporary scholarship

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.