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) is the Ross M. Lence Distinguished Teaching Chair and holds a dual appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Honors College. His research interests include executive power, the presidency, and American political thought and development.  He is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007), "The New Unitary Executive and Democratic Theory," (American Political Science Review 2008), and coauthor of The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas). Bailey's research has also been published in Review of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, American Politics Research, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Publius:The Journal of Federalism. He is now working on a book on James Madison and the problem of constitutional imperfection, as well as collaborating with colleague Brandon Rottinghaus on a project on unilateral orders and the presidency. In 2014, he was awarded the University's Provost Core Teaching Excellence Award.

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.



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

Selected Publications

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.

"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.