Jeremy Bailey


Associate Professor
PGH 395

Research Interests

American political thought
American political development

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Biographical Summary

Jeremy D. Bailey (Associate Professor) holds the Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair and has a dual appointment in Political Science and the Honors College. His research interests include executive power, constitutionalism, and American political thought and development.  His most recent book is James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection (under contract with Cambridge University Press).  His other major publications include Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007) [click here for reviews], "The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory," (American Political Science Review 2008), and The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor) [click here for reviews], which was named a 2014 "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice, a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Bailey received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the APSA' s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics. He joined the University of Houston in 2007, and, in 2014, he was awarded the University's Provost Core Teaching Excellence Award. 


Ph.D. Political Science, Boston College
B.A. Political Science, Rhodes College

Selected Publications

James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection, (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).

The Contested Removal Power: 1789-2010, (University Press of Kansas, 2013). With J. David Alvis and F. Flagg Taylor

Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007, paper 2010).

"Reexamining the Use of Executive Orders: Source of Authority and the Power to Act Alone." American Politics Research.  (Conditional Acceptance). with Brandon Rottinghaus.

"Opposition to the Theory of Presidential Representation: Federalists, Whigs, and Democrats," Presidential Studies Quarterly 44 (2014): 50-71.

"Should We Venerate that which Cannot Love?: James Madison on Constitutional Imperfection." Political Research Quarterly 65 :4 (2012): 732-44.

"The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory: The Problem of Alexander Hamilton." American Political Science Review 102: 4 (2008): 453-65.