Professional Information about Kenneth R.
Professor of Political Science
Affilliate Faculty, LaFollette School of Public Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Madison
With the Stroke of a Pen: Executive Orders and
Presidential Power. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Winner of the 2002 Neustadt Award.
The Dysfunctional Congress? The Individual Roots of an
Institutional Dilemma. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999. (with David T.
The Political Economy of Defense Contracting. New
Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.
The Enduring Debate: Classic and Contemporary Readings in
American Government. 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co,
2008. (with David T. Canon and John Coleman). Forthcoming . Previous
editions 1st (1997), 2nd (2000), 3rd (2002),
Faultines: Readings in American Government, 2nd
ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2007. (with David T. Canon and John Coleman).
Previous editions 1st (2004)
Readings in American Government, 7th
edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2002. (with Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin
Ginsberg, David T. Canon, and John Coleman). Previous editions 4th
(1996), 5th (1998), 6th (2000).
Selected Articles (pdf)
"Public Election Funding, Competition, and Candidate Gender." PS:
Political Science and Politics XL (No. 4, October 2007). With
Base Realignment and Closure Process: Is It Possible to Make Rational Policy?"
Brademas Center for the Study of Congress, New York University. December
Funding Programs Enhance Electoral Competition?" In Michael P. McDonald
and John Samples, eds., The Marketplace of Democracy: Electoral Competition
and American Politics (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2006).
With Timothy Werner and Amanda Williams
Australia Have a Constitution? Part I (Powers): A Constitution Without
Constitutionalism." UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal (forthcoming,
2008). With Howard Schweber
Australia Have a Constitution? Part II: The Rights Constitution."
UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal (forthcoming, 2008). With Howard
- "The Last 100
Days." Presidential Studies Quarterly 35 (No. 3, September
2005). With William Howell
"Political Realities and Unintended Consequences: Why Campaign Finance Reform
is Too Important to be Left to the Lawyers."
University of Richmond Law Review 37 (No. 4, May 2002)
Presidential Powers: Significant Executive Orders, 1949-1999." Presidential
Studies Quarterly 32 (No. 2, June). With Kevin Price
"Executive Orders and Presidential Power." Journal of Politics
61 (No. 2, May 1999)
"Bringing Politics Back In: Defense Policy and the Theoretical Study of
Institutions and Policy." Public Administration Revew 56 (No.
2, March/April 1996). With Anne Khademian
Cycles in Federal Government Prime Contract Awards: State-Level Evidence from
the 1998 and 1992 Presidential Elections." American Journal of
Political Science 39 (No. 1, February 1995)
Military Bases (Finally): Solving Collective Action Problems Through
Delegation." Legislative Studies Quarterly 20 (No. 3, August 1995)