The Contextual Determinants of Support for Unilateral Action

  title={The Contextual Determinants of Support for Unilateral Action},
  author={Andrew Reeves and Jon C. Rogowski and Min Hee Seo and Andrew R. Stone},
  journal={Presidential Studies Quarterly},
Recent scholarship shows relatively low public approval for the president’s use of unilateral powers, yet public attitudes are often susceptible to framing effects. We conduct a series of survey experiments to explore attitudes toward unilateral power while varying a range of contextual features, including the identity of the president, the unilateral tool used, the justification for the action, and the policy pursued. We find little evidence that context affects attitudes toward unilateral… 

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