Executive Politics


Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, with Gary J. Miller. Cambridge University Press. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series. 2016.

“Signing Statements as Bargaining Outcomes: Evidence from the Bush Administration.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. 42(2):343-362. 2012.

“Policy Windows, Public Opinion, and Policy Ideas: The Evolution of No Child Left Behind,” with Vasil Jaiani. Quality Assurance in Education. 19(1):8-27. 2011.

“Presidential Rhetoric and Policy Outcomes: The President and the American Struggle with Heroin Abuse,” with Philip Denis. World Medical and Health Policy. 2(3):8. 2010.

Presidential Rhetoric and the Public Agenda: Constructing the War on Drugs, with Jeff Yates. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009.

“Presidential Attention to Independent Regulators in the Bush Era.” In President George W. Bush’s Influence over Bureaucracy and Policy: Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Powers, edited by Colin Provost and Paul Teske. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2009.

“A Test of the Political Control of Bureaucracies Under Asymmetric Information.” Rationality and Society. 20(4):445-470. 2008.

“The Political Roots of Executive Clemency,” with Holona L. Ochs. American Politics Research. 34(6):825-846. 2006.

“The Pursuit of Political Control by Multiple Principals.” Journal of Politics. 67(1):29-49. 2005.

“Institutional Foundations of the President’s Issue Agenda,” with Jeff Yates. Political Research Quarterly. 58(4):587-595. 2005.

“Policy Signals and Executive Governance: Presidential Rhetoric in the War on Drugs,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Politics. 65(4):995-1012. 2003.

“The Presidency and the Supreme Court After Bush v. Gore: Implications for Institutional Legitimacy and Effectiveness,” with Jeff Yates. Stanford Law & Policy Review. 13(1):101-118. 2002.

“Presidential Power and the United States Supreme Court,” with Jeff Yates. Political Research Quarterly. 51(2):539-550. 1998.