U.S. President Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Colombia's President Santos after their meeting at Casa de Huespedes during the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).
Paper | Issues in Governance Studies
Presidential Pandering: How Elections Determine the Exercise of Executive Power in the U.S. and Colombia
November 2, 2012,
Brian M. Faughnan and John Hudak examine presidential behavior in the United States and Colombia and illustrate how presidents in both countries employ an electoral strategy when using direct actions.