Presidential Particularism in Disaster Declarations and Military Base Closures

  title={Presidential Particularism in Disaster Declarations and Military Base Closures},
  author={Douglas L. Kriner and Andrew Reeves},
  journal={Presidential Studies Quarterly},
Do presidents and members of Congress bring fundamentally different orientations to public policy decisions, particularly those concerning distributive politics? The conventional wisdom, both in the punditry and the academy, is clear. Members of Congress are mostly parochial; they often prioritize the needs of their local constituencies over those of the nation as a whole. By contrast, presidents are universalistic. As the sole representatives of all Americans, presidents are freed from… 

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