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Abstract and Keywords
This article provides a survey of the state of quantitative research on the presidency twenty-five years after Edwards issued his original entreaty. It briefly documents the publication trends on quantitative research on the presidency that has been found by a variety of professionals. This is followed by a review of the contributions of selected quantitative studies to long-standing debates about the centralization of presidential policy-making, presidential authority, and public appeals. This article focuses on the ways recent scholarship addresses methodological issues that regularly affect studies of the organization of political institutions, their interactions with the public, and their influence in systems of separated powers.
William G. Howell is an Associate Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.
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