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Jeffrey Tulis

Jeffrey K. Tulis is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, where his teaching and research interests include the presidency, American political development, constitutional theory, and political philosophy.   Forthcoming publications include The Constitutional Presidency (co-edited with Joseph Bessette), The Limits of Constitutional Democracy (co-edited with Stephen Macedo), and a book on the President, Congress and the Court titled The Politics of Deference. He is the author of The Rhetorical Presidency, as well as numerous journal articles and chapters (most recently on constitutional theory).  Three collections of essays on The Rhetorical Presidency with responses by Tulis have recently been published: Beyond the Rhetorical Presidency; Speaking to the People, The Rhetorical Presidency in American Political Development, and a special issue of the journal Critical Review (Spring 2008).

He is currently writing a book (with Nicole Mellow) on Legacies of Loss in American Politics, and he is co-editor of the Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought. Tulis received his B.A. degree from Bates College, an M.A. from Brown, and a Ph.D. from The University of Chicago.



Just how 'transformational' does Obama intend to be?
ASK THIS | January 07, 2009
Political scientist Jeffrey Tulis writes that the press should ask a series of questions designed to illuminate the meaning of Obama's promise to change Washington. What does 'post-partisan' really mean, practically speaking?

It's time Bush explained why he only talks to supporters
ASK THIS | March 02, 2005
Political scientist Jeffrey Tulis writes that President Bush may be inventing a new political practice for a sitting president, by only speaking before screened audiences – and no one's asked him how he justifies it.

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