Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Richard S. Conley, PhD
Office: 309 Anderson Hall
Phone: (352) 273-2385

Office Hours (Fall 2016):

Thursdays, 9:00-10:30   

Mailing Address:

Department of Political Science
University of Florida
234 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7325


 Curriculum Vita






Rowman & Littlefield, 2015


March 2012

Scarecrow Press/Rowman & Littlefield












 (with Kevin Baron),  “Obama's 'Hidden-Hand' Presidency: Myth, Metaphor, or Misrepresentation?   White House

 Studies Volume 13, No. 2 (Fall 2015): 129-157. 


“The Obama Regulatory Record: Partisanship, Perception, and the 2012 Election.   I n The Presidential Election of 2012, edited by Douglas Brattebo, Tom Lansford, and Jack Covarrubias.  Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 2015, pp. 181-210.    


“Signing On and Sounding Off: Presidential Signing Statements in the Eisenhower Administration, 1953-61.”  Congress and the Presidency 40 (2013): 61-83). 


(with Charles Dahan) “Legislative Behaviour in the Northern Ireland Assembly, 2007-2011: Conflict and Consensus in a Developing Consociational Democracy.” Political Studies, Volume 61 (2013): 179-97.


The Consociational Model and Question Time in the Northern Ireland Assembly: Policy Issues, Procedural Reforms, and Executive Accountability, 2007-2011.”   Irish Political Studies 37, No. 4 (2012): 1-21.


(with Wendy Whitman Cobb) “Presidential Vision and Congressional Derision?  Explaining Budgeting Outcomes for NASA, 1958-2008.”   Congress and the Presidency 39, No. 1 (2012): 51-73. 


The Harbinger of the Unitary Executive? Presidential Signing Statements from Truman - Carter.”  Presidential  Studies Quarterly 41, No. 3 (September 2011): 546-569. 


Legislative Activity in the Canadian House of Commons: Does Majority or Minority Government Matter?  American Review of Canadian Studies, Volume 41, No. 4 (December 2011): 422-37.   


The Transformation of Question Period.”  Canadian Parliamentary Review/Revue parlementaire canadienne 34, No. 3 (Autumn 2011): 46-51. [invited article]


C’est en Forgeant Qu’On Devient Forgeron? Assessing Legislative Productivity in Fifth Republic France.”   French Politics 9 (June 2011): 158-181.    


Triumphs, Tribulations, and Turnip Day Sessions in the 80th Congress: Harry Truman Copes with Divided Government.   In Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy, edited by Donald Ritchie.  Kirksville, MO: Truman State University Press, 2011, pp. 21-49. 




Roll Call Data, Presidential Position Votes, Harry Truman

1947-52, from “Congressional Position Votes in the Truman Administration, 1947-52: A View from the White House.”  Congress and the Presidency 37 (June 2010): 200-216.


Presidential and Prime Ministerial Approval in France, de Gaulle - Chirac, “From Elysian Fields to the Guillotine? The Dynamics of Presidential and Prime Ministerial Approval in Fifth Republic France.”  Comparative Political Studies, Volume 39, No. 5 (2006): 570-98.


 "Listen to the Wind, Kola"    
 Meadview, Mohave County, Arizona
Grand Wash Cliffs, Grapevine Mesa


Tatanka Iyotake

Bighorn Sheep (Tahca Sunkala)
Near Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
June 2016

Buffalo (Tatanka)
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
June 2016

Fall 2016

Course Information
POS 4413
The Presidency
Syllabus (Link to Canvas Website/E-Learning)

POS 2041 
American Federal Government
Syllabus  (Link to Canvas Website/E-Learning)





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