Rudalevige, Andrew 1968-

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Rudalevige, Andrew 1968-


Born 1968, in Watertown, MA. Education: University of Chicago, B.A., 1989; Harvard University, M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 2000.


Office—Carlisle, PA. E-mail—[email protected]


Legislative assistant to Massachusetts State Senator Michael J. Barrett, 1989-91, chief of staff, 1991-94; town councilor for Watertown, MA, 1994-96, and charter commissioner, 1997; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, teaching fellow, 1996-2000; Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, assistant professor, 2000-04, associate professor of political science, 2004—, department chair, 2006—. Visiting scholar, Princeton University Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, 2004-05.


Phi Beta Kappa.


Moody Fellowship, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, 1998; Mellon Foundation dissertation research fellowship, 1998, and dissertation completion fellowship, 1999; research grant, Harvard University, 1999; research grant, Gerald R. Ford Foundation, 1999; Student Marshal and National Merit Scholar, University of Chicago; Toppan Prize, Harvard University, 1999, for the best dissertation in political science; research grant, Harry S. Truman Institute, 2001; Presidency Research Group Founders' Prizes for best paper on the presidency, American Political Science Association, 2003, 2006; Richard E. Neustadt Award for the Best Book on the Presidency of 2002, American Political Science Association, 2003, for Managing the Presidents Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formation; research grant, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 2004; Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2006, for The New Imperial Presidency.


Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2002.

The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate, University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Debating the Presidency: Conflicting Perspectives on the American Executive, edited by Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2006; The Second Term of George W. Bush: Prospects and Perils, edited by Douglas M. Brateebo, Robert Maranto, and Tom Lansford, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006; School Money Trials: The Legal Pursuit of Educational Adequacy, edited by Martin R. West and Paul E. Peterson, Brookings Institution Press, 2007; Footing the Tuition Bill, edited by Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute Press; CQ's Guide to the Presidency, 4th edition, edited by Michael Nelson, Congressional Quarterly Press; and Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making, edited by Stephen Skowronek and Matthew Glassman, University of Pennsylvania Press. Contributor to periodicals, including Congress and the Presidency, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, American Politics Research, American Political Science Review, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.


Andrew Rudalevige is a political scientist who is well respected as an expert on the uses of presidential power. He has written extensively regarding the presidency of George W. Bush with regard to his shift towards what Rudalevige considers an "imperial presidency." His book The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate refers back to an earlier volume by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who discussed President Nixon's expansion of the role of the president in blatant disregard of the three-branch system of leadership set down by the U.S. Constitution. Rudalevige analyzes the ways in which President George W. Bush has similarly exceeded the powers delegated to him by his position. Russell Muirhead, writing for the Political Science Quarterly, remarked: "This book should help awaken both the electorate and its leaders to the urgency of a subject long at the heart of constitutional government," calling it "gracefully written, [and] sparkling with vivid quotations and insightful analysis." Writing in the Presidential Studies Quarterly, Nancy V. Baker called Rudalevige's effort "an important and ambitious work."

Rudalevige's earlier book, Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formulation, takes a broader look at the role of the president. In particular, Rudalevige addresses what leadership qualities are vital for a good president and the tasks necessary for an individual attempting to coexist with the other branches of the U.S. government. In a review in the Political Science Quarterly, Shirley Anne Warshaw asserted: "This well-written and well-researched study substantially adds to the body of literature on presidential leadership, broadening our knowledge of how the White House staff can be most effectively used for moving the president's policy agenda forward in the legislative arena."



Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 1, 2006, M.J. Rozell, review of The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate, p. 1482.

Political Science Quarterly, summer, 2003, Shirley Anne Warshaw, review of Managing the President's Program: Presidential Leadership and Legislative Policy Formation, p. 323; fall, 2006, Russell Muirhead, review of The New Imperial Presidency, p. 519.

Prairie Schooner, June 22, 2003, review of Managing the President's Program, p. 323.

Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 1, 2006, Nancy V. Baker, review of The New Imperial Presidency.

Reference & Research Book News, February 1, 2006, review of The New Imperial Presidency.


Dickinson University Faculty Web site, (May 1, 2007), curriculum vitae for Andrew Rudalevige.

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