Presidential Studies Quarterly

Presidential Studies Quarterly is a quarterly newsletter on the subject of citizenship. Presidential Studies Quarterly is written by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and published by Sage Publications, Inc., in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 3, September

Above the Fray? the Use of Party System References in Presidential Rhetoric
Examining communication items from four presidents, we find that presidents link themselves to the party system rhetorically. Employment of party references is tested against recurrent features of the office and shifts in the political environment,...
Affective Evaluations of First Ladies: A Comparison of Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush
This study examines affective evaluations toward Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush during their tenure as first ladies and during Hillary Clinton's subsequent time as a U.S. senator. It was hypothesized that first ladies, rather than being above partisan...
Elections: The Home State Effect in Presidential Elections: Advances in the Study of Localism
History shows that presidential candidates often win their home states by large margins. This phenomenon, which is sometimes called localism, has attracted the attention of scholars for decades. In this study, we improve upon previous localism research...
Executive Clemency or Bureaucratic Discretion? Two Models of the Pardons Process
This article examines the use of the president's pardon power from 1953 to 2000. Two different models are used to describe the pardons process: a presidential model and an agency model The presidential model takes a top-down approach to the pardons...
The Contemporary Presidency: Who Wants Presidential Supremacy? Findings from the Institutions of American Democracy Project
The George W. Bush administration has aggressively advanced claims of presidential supremacy in American government. We use data from surveys to explore the reactions to these claims on the part of three groups of governmental elites and the general...
The Language of Freedom in the American Presidency, 1933-2006
Freedom is the most familiar symbol in American political culture, but little is known about how presidents have employed this symbol in their discourse. This study uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine the language of freedom in more...
The Law: Executive Order 13422: An Expansion of Presidential Influence in the Rulemaking Process
Executive Order 13422, issued by President George W. Bush in January 2007, contains the most significant changes to the presidential regulatory review process since 1993. The changes include requirements that agencies designate a presidential appointee...
The Political Fallout of Taking a Stand: The President, Congress, and the Schiavo Case
Federal government involvement in the case of terminally ill Terri Schiavo provides an interesting opportunity to explore the potential impact of specific institutional actions on public approval of those institutions. We analyze national survey data...
The Polls: Presidential Referendum Effects in the 2006 Midterm Elections
Many commentators saw the 2006 midterm elections as a referendum on George W. Bush's presidency, especially his unpopular Iraq War policy. Presidential referendum effects may be highly likely given the degree of party polarization and the concomitant...
Why Did Clinton Survive the Impeachment Crisis? A Test of Three Explanations
In Federalist no. 65, Alexander Hamilton wrote that the impeachment process is a decidedly political one, We use data from a national survey conducted in September and October 1998 to examine explanations for Bill Clinton's survival of the impeachment...