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Andrew J. Polsky

Professor

Office: 1723 HW
Phone: 212-772-5507
Email:apolsky@hunter.cuny.edu

Personal home page: http://www.andrewpolsky.com/

Curriculum Vitae Spring 2013

Areas of Specialization:

  • American Politics
  • American Political Development

Undergraduate Courses:

  • POLSC 110: American Government: A Historical Introduction
  • POLSC 227: Political Parties
  • POLSC 230: The American Presidency
  • POLSC 330: American Political Development
  • HONS 301.1C Political Leadership

Graduate Courses (CUNY Grad Center):

  • American Politics (core course)

Education:
Ph.D, Princeton University 1984.

Recent Publications:

  • "The American Presidency at War: The Window of Agency in Wartime Presidential Leadership," in Michael Nelson, ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 10th ed. (Washington, DC:  CQ Press, 2013).
  • Elusive Victories:  The American Presidency at War (New York:  Oxford University Press, 2012). 
  • "Partisan Regimes in American Politics," Polity 44 (1) (January 2012):  51-80. 
  • "'Mission Accomplished,'" Polity 42 (4) (October 2010):  423-33.
  • "Building the New American Nation:  Economic Development, Public Goods, and the Early U.S. Army," (lead author William D. Adler) Political Science Quarterly 125 (1) (Spring 2010):  87-110.
  • "Staying the Course:  Presidential Leadership, Military Stalemate, and Strategic Inertia," Perspectives on Politics 8 (1) (March 2010):  127-39.
  • “Elections in American Political Development,” in Daniel J. Tichenor and Richard A. Harris, eds., A History of the U.S. Political System:  Ideas, Interests, and Institutions, volume 2 (Boulder , CO : ABC-Clio, 2010), pp. 53-65.
  • "The Presidency at War:  Unchecked Power, Uncertain Leadership," in Michael Nelson, ed.,The Presidency and the Political System , 9th ed. ( Washington , DC : CQ Press, 2009), pp. 489-508.
  • "Living with Path Dependence," Polity 40 (4) (October 2008):  546-51.
  • “The State in a Blue Uniform,” (co-author William D. Adler) Polity 40 (3) (July 2008):  348-54.
  • Collective Inaction: Presidents, Congress, and Unpopular Wars,” Extensions (Spring 2008):  4-8.
  • Review of Suzanne Mettler, Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation, in Perspectives on Politics 5 (3) (September 2007):  644-645.
  • “Seeing Your Name in Print: Unpacking the Mysteries of the Review Process at Political Science Scholarly Journals,” PS: Political Science and Politics 40 (3) (July 2007):  539-43.  Reprinted in Stephen Yoder, ed., Publishing Political Science: The APSA Guide to Writing and Publishing (Washington, D.C. : American Political Science Association, 2008), pp. 199-211.

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