Presidential Studies Bibliography (2014-present)

The articles are organized into the following broad categories and then subdivided into more specific categories and listed by date. Some articles are cross-listed into multiple categories:

American Political Development

Bureaucracy and Management

The Comparative Presidency


Domestic Policy

The First Lady

Foreign Policy

Individual Presidents

Leadership and Unilateral Power

The Presidency and Congress

The Presidency and the Courts

The Presidency and the Law

The Presidency and Media

The Presidency and Public Opinion

Presidential Campaigns and Elections

Presidential Studies Research


Vice Presidency

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Nazita Lajervardi and Marisa Abrajano, “How Negative Sentiment Toward Muslim Americans Predicts Support for Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Journal of Politics, Vol 81 (Jan 2019): 296-302.

Pablo Montagnes, Zachary Peskowitz, and Joshua McCrain, “Bounding Partisan Approval Rates Under Endogenous Partisanship: Why High Presidential Partisan Approval May Not Be What It Seems,” Journal of Politics, Vol 26 (Jan 2019): 321-326.

Weldon C. Matthews, “The Kennedy Administration and Arms Transfers to Ba’thist Iraq,” Diplomatic History, Vol 43 (June 2019): 469-492.

Michael L. Butterworth, “George W. Bush ‘Man in the Arena’: Baseball, Public Memory, and the Rhetorical Redemption of a President,” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Vol 22 (Spring 2019): 1-31.

Brandon Rottinghaus, “Exercising Unilateral Discretion: Presidential Justifications of Unilateral Powers in a Shared Powers System,” American Politics Research, 47 Vol (Jan 2019): 3-28.

Eric Paul Svensen, “Structured-Induced Deference or Equal and Coordinate Actor: Congressional Influence on American Foreign Policy,” American Politics Research, 47 Vol (Jan 2019): 88-118.

Harwood K. McClerking, Chryl N. Laird, and Ray Block, Jr., “The Fragility of Racial Transcendence: An Analysis of Oprah Winfrey’s Endorsement of the Barack Obama 2008 Presidential Campaign,” American Politics Research, Vol 47 (March 2019): 304-328.

Scott Clifford, “Reassessing the Structure of Presidential Character,” Electoral Studies, Vol 54 (August 2018): 240-247.

Joseph A.Vitriol, Aleksander Ksiazkiewicz, and Christina E. Farhart, “Implicit candidate traits in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Replicating a dual-process model of candidate evaluations,” Electoral Studies, Vol 54 (August 2018): 261-268.

Dieter Stiers, Jean-François Daoust, and André Blais, “What Makes People Believe That Their Party Won the Election?” Electoral Studies, Vol 55 (October 2018): 21-29.

Joy Langston and Guillermo Rosas, “Risky business: Where Do Presidential Campaigns Visit?” Electoral Studies, Vol 55 (October 2018): 120-130.

David C. Wilson and Darren W. Davis, “Appraisals of President Obama’s Economic Performance: Racial Resentment and Attributional Responsibility,” Electoral Studies, Vol 55 (October 2018): 62-72.

Thomas Juneau, “The Enduring Constraints on Iran’s Power after the Nuclear Deal,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol 139 (Spring 2019): 39-61.

Kerri Milita and John Barry Ryan, “Battleground States and Local Coverage of American Presidential Campaigns,” Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 72 (March 2019): 104-116.

John A. Dearborn, “The “Proper Organs” for Presidential Representation: A Fresh Look at the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921,” Journal of Policy History, Vol 31 (Jan 2019): 1-41.

Amy Melissa McKay & Brian Webb, “Presidential Position-Taking, Presidential Success, and Interest Group Activity,” Congress & the Presidency, Vol 46 (Spring 2019): 89-108.

Charles M. Lamb, Joshua Boston, and Jacob R. Neiheisel, “Power Plus Persuasion: The Anatomy of Kennedy’s Housing Order,” Congress & the Presidency, Vol 46 (Spring 2019): 109-134.

Mark Kelso, “The President as Legislative Leader: The Use of Veto Power in Environmental Policy Making,” Congress & the Presidency, Vol 46 (Spring 2019): 135-158.

Presidential Studies Quarterly, June 2019 Issue

Journals Checked for the Bibliography:

American Journal of Political Science

American Political Science Review

American Politics Research

The American Historical Review

Congress and the Presidency

Diplomatic History

Electoral Studies

Journal of American History

Journal of Policy History

Journal of Politics

Political Research Quarterly

Political Science Quarterly


Presidential Studies Quarterly

Public Opinion Quarterly

Rhetoric and Public Affairs

Social Science Quarterly

Studies in American Political Development