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


Vice Presidency


Recently Added Articles:

Mark A. Scully, “Principled Rhetoric as Coalition Management: Speech in the Reconstructive Presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan,” Polity, Vol 50 (Jan. 2018): 129-157.

Matthew D. Luttig and Matthew Motta, “President Obama on the Ballot: Referendum Voting and Racial Spillover in the 2014 Midterm Elections,” Electoral Studies, Vol 50 (Dec. 2017): 80-90.

David Cottrell, Michael C. Herron, Sean J. Westwood, “An Exploration of Donald Trump’s Allegations of Massive Voter Fraud in the 2016 General Election,” Electoral Studies, Vol 51 (Feb 2018): 123-142.

Joshua B. Kennedy, “The Limits of Presidential Influence: Two Environmental Directives and What They Mean for Executive Power,” Journal of Policy History, Vol 30 (Jan. 2018): 25-61.

Presidential Studies Quarterly Articles from the March 2018 Issue

Eddie Michel, “The Luster of Chrome: Nixon, Rhodesia, and the Defiance of UN Sanctions,” Diplomatic History, Vol 42 (January 2018): 138-161.

Susanne Schorpp and Charles J. Finocchiaro, “Congress and the President in Times of War,” American Politics Research, Vol 45 (Sept. 2017): 840-865.

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