What Are The Difference Between An Executive Agreement And A Treaty
Note that the assumption that the least durable agreements are exclusively executive agreements is extremely restrictive. In reality, some exclusive executive agreements are much more likely to last longer than agreements between Congress and the executive branch. It is therefore to be expected that this approach will distort the permanence of agreements between Congress and the executive branch upwards, making it more difficult to discern a distinction between treaty permanence and executive agreements. If it can be demonstrated that even in these restrictive assumptions, contracts survive management agreements, this provides particularly strong evidence of greater contract durability. . . .