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Terry Moe and Scott Wilson's article Presidents and the Politics of Structure
develops and refines a theme that Moe's work has emphasized: the importance
of the president and, correspondingly, the incompleteness of models of the
political process that focus on Congress and leave only a shadow role for the
president as the exerciser of veto power. The purpose of the article is to
supplement the McNollGast structure and process explanation of congressional
establishment of administrative agencies by elaborating the president's
countervailing institutional motivation to strengthen and consolidate the
bureaucracy under presidential control.

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