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Andrew Rudalevige

Andrew Rudalevige is associate professor of political science at Dickinson College.  A former city councilor and State Senate staffer in his native Massachusetts, Rudalevige received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.   Rudalevige's first book, Managing the President’s Program (Princeton, 2002), won the American Political Science Association=s Richard E. Neustadt Award as the best book on the presidency that year.  His latest book, The New Imperial Presidency: Renewing Presidential Power after Watergate, was recently published by the University of Michigan Press. The first chapter of the book can be found here.

Rudalevige's research interests include the presidency and executive branch management, inter-branch relations, and public policy formulation and implementation.  His published work includes articles on the Office of Management and Budget, congressional midterm elections, the "legislative presidency," the use of the presidential cabinet, and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  He serves on the governing council of the Presidency Research Group and is a consulting editor to the University of Virginia Miller Center's americanpresident.org research site. 




A wake-up call for the 111th Congress
COMMENTARY | February 04, 2009
Andrew Rudalevige, author of 'The New Imperial Presidency,' calls on Congress to reassert itself as a coequal branch of government, reclaim powers it abdicated to the executive branch under President Bush, demand information, conduct aggressive oversight and use its power of the purse.

Let the oversight begin!
COMMENTARY | November 08, 2006
Andrew Rudalevige, author of 'The New Imperial Presidency,' proposes a to-do list for the 110th Congress.

Imperial presidency, invisible Congress
ASK THIS | November 15, 2005
The post-Watergate checks to presidential power have crumbled. Andrew Rudalevige, author of ‘The New Imperial Presidency,’ proposes that reporters ask members of Congress when and if they plan to reassert themselves.

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