Author Archives: John Nickerson

About John Nickerson

I'm a cadet at the Air Force Academy, class of 2012. My major is political science, w/ a minor in philosophy. I intend to research the effectiveness of executive and congressional controls on the executive bureaucracy. In addition to school, I play for the school's competitive rugby team, and I enjoy reading, playing piano, and aquariums.

Principal-Actor Models and the Modern Executive Bureaucracy

Through my undergraduate study, I have become increasingly fascinated with the role of the executive bureaucracy in American government.  The executive bureaucracy has, particularly over the course of the last two presidencies, seen extensive growth in its size and scope.  … Continue reading

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