Presidential Studies Quarterly In the News

As it has been cited in news articles recently, the feature by Gareth Davies “The Historical Presidency: Lyndon Johnson and Disaster Politics” is free for 30 days beginning September 28th, 2017, on our publisher’s website. Click here to read this feature! Read below to find the news articles that used this one from PSQ!

These articles from PSQ were recently mentioned in major news publications:

James H. Lebovic’s recent piece for the Monkey Cage blog for The Washington Post sites his article, “Security First?: The Traveling U.S. Secretary of State in a Second Presidential Term” which is included as part of the June 2018 issue of PSQ.

Patrick S. Roberts’ piece for The Washington Post, “Why Presidents Should Stop Showing Up at Disaster Sites,” published September 28, 2017, cites a feature by Gareth Davies from the September 2017 publication of PSQ: “The Historical Presidency: Lyndon Johnson and Disaster Politics.” Julian Zelizer’s CNN article, “Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Remind Us Why Ronald Reagan Was Wrong,” published on September 8, 2017, also mentions Davies’s feature.

Christopher Ingraham’s recent piece in the Washington Post explores a March 2017 PSQ article by Barry Edwards, “How the Presidency Changes the President?

Andrew Rudalevige’s recent piece at the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage blog mentions a March 2013 PSQ article by Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha and Brandon Rottinghaus, “Presidential Position Taking and the Puzzle of Representation.”


George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award

The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the previous two calendar years (January 1, 2016-December 31, 2017). The recipient will receive a $250 award. To be considered for the award, nominees must submit the following documents to each member of the Award Committee: (1) a hard copy of the dissertation, (2) an electronic version of the dissertation (preferably in pdf), and (3) a letter of nomination (from, e.g., the dissertation chair, the department chair).

Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2018

Award Committee:

NameAffiliationEmail Address
Donna Hoffman, ChairUniversity of Northern Iowa, Department of Political Science
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0404
Zak TaylorGeorgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30332-0610
Yu OuyangPurdue University Northwest, Department of Political Science
2200 169th St.
Hammond, IN 46323
Andrew ReevesWashington University in St. Louis, Department of Political Science
Campus Box 1063
1 Brooking Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130


Past Recipients 

2017 – Elizabeth Mann, University of Michigan – “Presidential Policymaking at the State Level: Revision Through Waivers”

2016 – Rachel Potter,  University of Michigan –  “Writing the Rules of the Game: The Strategic Logic of Agency Rulemaking”

2015 –  Ian Ostrander, Washington University in St. Louis – “Winning the Waiting Game: Senatorial Delay in Executive Nominations”

2013 – John Hudak, Vanderbilt University – “The Politics of Federal Grants: Presidential Influence Over the Distribution of Federal Funds”

2012 – William G. Resh, American University – “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations:

2011 – Amnon Cavari, University of Wisconsin, Madison – “The Party Politics of Presidential Rhetoric

2009 – José Villalobos, Texas A&M University – “Presidential Bureaucratic Management and Policy Making Success in Congress”