Department of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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

Office Hours (Spring 2016):


Thursdays, 9:00-10:30  

 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.




Richard S. Conley

Associate Professor of Political Science

University of Florida



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Contact Information/Mailing Address:

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

voice: (352) 273-2385
fax:    (352) 392-8127

Spring 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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