Atypical leadership: the role of the presidency and refugee protection, 1932‐1952

Orchard, Phil and Gillies, Jamie (2015) Atypical leadership: the role of the presidency and refugee protection, 1932‐1952. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 45 3: 490-513. doi:10.1111/psq.12207


Author Orchard, Phil
Gillies, Jamie
Title Atypical leadership: the role of the presidency and refugee protection, 1932‐1952
Journal name Presidential Studies Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-4918
1741-5705
Publication date 2015-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/psq.12207
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 45
Issue 3
Start page 490
End page 513
Total pages 24
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Within international relations theorizing, political leaders are rarely cast as norm entrepreneurs or change agents. As heads of government, they have their own sources of legitimacy and authority, but also significant constraints. This article, based on new archival research, adds nuance to this model by exploring the leadership roles of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman on influencing global views on refugee protection. The role both presidents played at the international level was moderated by constraints at the domestic level within the congressional and executive branches. While both presidents demonstrated a strong commitment to refugees, only Truman was able to bring about change in U.S. policy by deploying the tools of norm entrepreneurship.
Keyword Refugee protection
Norm
Presidents- United States
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 06 Aug 2015, 15:00:08 EST by Dr Phil Orchard on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies