Stephen J Wayne




Department of Government



Conflict and Consensus in American Politics and Government, revised ed. (with Richard L. Cole and G. Calvin Mackenzie) Thompson/Wadsworth, 2007.

Is This Any Way To Run A Democratic Government? 3rd (ed.) Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007.

The Road To The White House, 2012. 9th ed. New York: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2012.

Personality and Politics: Obama For and Against Himself, CQ Press: 2011

Presidential Leadership (with George C. Edwards III), 8th ed. New York: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2010.

The Election of the Century and What it Tells Us About the Future of American Politics (ed. with Clyde Wilcox) New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.

Is This Any Way To Run A Democratic Election? 4th ed. Washington DC: CQ Press, 2010.

The Politics of American Government. 3rd ed. (with G. Calvin Mackenzie, David O’Brien, and Richard L. Cole) New York: St. Martin’s/Worth, 1999.

The Quest for National Office. (ed. with Clyde Wilcox) New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.

Studying the Presidency. (ed. with George C. Edwards, III) Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1983.

The Legislative Presidency. (New York: Harper and Row, 1978).

Investigating the American Political System: Problems, Methods, and Projects. (ed.) Cambridge, MA.: Schenkman Publishing Company, 1974.

Recent Articles, Chapters, and Papers (Since 1988)

"Presidential Character and Judgment: Obama's Afghanistan and Health Care Decisions," Presidential Studies Quarterly, (June 2011): 291-301.

"When Democracy Works: the 2008 Presidential Nominations," in Winning the Presidency, 2008, ed. by William Crotty, Paradigm, 2009.

"From Washington to Obama: the Evolution of the Legislative Presidency," in Rivals for Power, ed. by James Thurber, Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.

"The Eisenhower Administration: Bridge to the Instiuttionalized Presidency," Paper presented at a Conference, Eisenhow and Congress: Lessons for the 21st Century, American University, February 19, 2010.

"Religion and Politics in the United States: Money, free Speech, and Deference to America's Religious Heritage," presented at Oxford Round Table on the Separation of Churuch and State, held at Oxford University, St. Anne's College, July 2008.

"The President's Legislative Skills," in Oxford Handbook on the American Presidency, Oxford University Press, 2010.

“Presidential Decision: The Influence of Personality on George W. Bush’s Decisions to Go to War,” in George C. Edwards III ed. Presidential Politics. Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006.

“Presidential Leadership of Congress: Structures and Strategies,” in James C. Thurber, ed. Rivals for Power, 2nd ed. Lanham:MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005,59-84.

“Presidential Elections and American Democracy,” in Joel Aberbach and Mark Peterson eds.The Executive Branch. Oxford University Press, 2005, 103-134.

“The 2000 Presidential Election: Traveling the Hard and Soft Roads to the White House,” in Paul S. Herrnson, Ronald Shaiko, and Clyde Wilcox, eds. The Interest Group Connection: Electioneering, Lobbying, and Policymaking, 2nd. ed. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 2005, 112-128.

“Bush and Congress: The First Two Years,” in Gary McDowell, George Edwards, Dave Nichols, and Philip John Davies, eds. New Challenges for the American Presidency. New York: Pearson Education/Longman, 2004.

ABad Guys and Bad Judgments,” in Stanley A. Renshon and Deborah Welch Larson, eds. Good Judgment in Foreign Policy, Lanham, MD.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, 103-124.

“Presidential Leadership in Congress: A Functional and Institutional History,” in James C. Thurber, ed. Rivals for Power, Lanham, MD.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, 49-69.

“Its Party Time,” in Stephen J. Wayne and Clyde Wilcox, eds. The Election of the Century and What it Tells Us About the Future of American Politics. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2002, 125-139.

“The Chief of Staff,” (with Charles E. Walcott and Shirley Anne Warshaw) Presidential Studies Quarterly, 31 (September 2001): 464-489.

“Presidential Personality: The Clinton Legacy,” in Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, eds. The Clinton Scandal. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2000: 211-224.

“Should the Electoral College be Abolished? Yes!” CQ Researcher, December 8, 2000, p.1001.

“With Enemies Like This, Who Needs Friends?” Presidential Studies Quarterly, 28 (September 1988), 773-780.

In Progress

"Is This Any Way to Run a d/Democratic Nomination Process?"to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 08.

"Presidential Suitability: Hillary Rodham Clinton"