Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Figures
- List of Table
- 1 Campaigning on a Platform of Administrative Deconstruction
- Deconstruction During the 2016 Campaign
- Draining the Swamp or Controlling the Beast?
- Meaning of Drain the Swamp
- Can the Beast Be Controlled?
- Presidential Control Model
- Why This Route Instead of More Standard Democratic Processes?
- A Democratic Threat?
- 2 Deregulating the Administrative State
- Rolling Back Administrative Regulation
- Regulatory Delay and Nonenforcement
- The Congressional Review Act
- The Directive Power: Trump’s Deregulatory Executive Orders
- Assessing the Impact of the Trump Administration’s Deregulatory Agenda
- The Stock and Flow of Regulations
- Blocked by the Courts
- Beyond Deregulation
- 3 Managing and Staffing in the Trump Administration
- Principal-Agent Theory
- Appointing Anathemas
- Agency Morale
- The Revolving Door: A New Managerial Style?
- Gaining Ground?
- 4 Anti-Administrativism Through the Courts
- Ending Judicial Deference
- What Are the Chevron and Auer Deference Doctrines?
- Recent Calls to End Judicial Deference
- Congressional Support for the End of Judicial Deference
- Judicial Appointments and Anti-Administrativism
- Would Abandonment of Chevron Deference Destroy the Administrative State?
- Unintended Consequences?
- Administrative Law Judges and Immigration: An Illustrative Example
- The Long-Term Impact on Constitutional Legitimacy of the Court and for the Rule of Law?
- 5 Delegitimizing the Administrative State
- The “Deep State” versus the “Steady State”
- National Intelligence and Foreign Affairs
- “I Know Better than the Generals”
- Law Enforcement
- Silencing the Scientists
- Undermining Bureaucracy in the Context of Theory
- 6 The Plan for Reorganizing and Reforming Government
- Presidential Reorganization Authority
- Trump and Executive Reorganization
- The White House Office of American Innovation (OAI)
- Executive Order 13781 and OMB-Led Reorganization
- Budgetary Power: Downsizing, Defunding, and Reorganizing
- Efficiency versus Loyalty in the Reorganization of Government
- Reorganizing without Expertise
- 7 Constitution and Crisis: Barriers to Presidential Control
- The Enduring Power of the Administrative State
- The Administrative State Strikes Back?
- The COVID-19 Crisis and the Hollowed-Out State
- The Enduring Power of Federalism
- The Trump Administration’s Approach to Federalism
- Federalism and COVID-19 Crisis: Trump versus the Governors
- Federalism and the 2020 Protests
- Constitution and Crisis: Trump’s Last Chance or Just the Beginning?
- 8 The Future of Public Administration Post-Trump
- Perspectives on Trump’s Impact on the Administrative State
- Politics-as-Usual and Mid-Range Interpretations
- Mid-Range to Alarmist Interpretations
- Trump as an Existential Threat
- The Post-Acquittal President: An Even Greater Threat?
- The Administrative State Post-Trump?
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Lisa K. Parshall and Jim Twombly
Directing the Whirlwind
The Trump Presidency and the
Deconstruction of the
About the author
Lisa K. Parshall is Professor of Political Science at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. She earned her Ph.D. at the SUNY-Buffalo in 2001 and is the author of Reforming the Presidential Nominating Process: Front-Loading’s Consequences and the National Primary Solution.
Jim Twombly is Professor of Political Science at Elmira College in Elmira, New York. Earning his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University in 1992, he is the author of The Progression of the American Presidency and Political Scandal and American Pop Culture: Sex, Power, and Cover-ups.
About the book
Donald J. Trump ran on a platform that, among other things, promised to “drain the swamp” that is Washington, DC. Part of that draining would entail what his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, would call “the deconstruction of the administrative state.” Set in the political environment of 2020, with a raging pandemic and nationwide protests, this work examines the philosophy that guides the Trump Administration’s approach and the mechanisms by which it seeks to accomplish the deconstruction. By combining journalistic accounts with presidential and public administration scholarship, the book raises questions about the impact of Trump’s approach on the future of public administration. As such, this work makes a strong contribution to public administration and presidential studies and casts a scholarly light on treatments of Trump’s contribution to governance and politics.
“‘ Drain the Swamp’ was a familiar chant at Trump rallies in the latter stages of the 2016 presidential campaign and set the stage for Trump’s attempts to bend the executive branch to his will. Thoroughly grounded in the scholarly literature, Parshall and Twombly present a comprehensive study detailing Trump Administration attempts to implement the unitary theory of the executive and how these efforts exceeded those of other modern presidents. Altogether, a notable examination of President Trump as chief executive.”
—Harvey L. Schantz, Professor of Political Science, SUNY, Plattsburgh
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