Political Science

Faculty


Mark E. Byrnes, Ph.D.
Professor


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Education

Courses

Publications

Books

  • James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion. ABC-CLIO, 2001.
  • Series editor for The President's Position: Debating the Issues. Nine volume series. Greenwood Publishing.
  • Politics and Space: Image Making by NASA. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1994.
  • Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State. Co-edited with John R. Vile.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Gerald R. Ford" and "Movie Treatments of Civil Liberties" in Encyclopedia of Civel Liberties in America, edited by David Schulz and John R. Vile. M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming.
  • "Charles Evans Hughes." In Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, edited by John R. Vile. ABC-CLIO, forthcoming.
  • "Chappaquiddick Incident," "Checkers Speech," and "National Aeronautics and Space Administration." In Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed. Scribner's, 2003.
  • "The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, 3rd ed. edited by Michael Nelson. Congressional Quarterly, 2002. Revision of 1996 work.
  • Study Guide/exam bank for On Common Ground, telecourse on American government. With John R. Vile and David Carleton. Intelecom and McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  • "Martin Van Buren." In Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia, ed. John R. Vile. ABC-CLIO, forthcoming in 2001.
  • Study Guide for The American Democracy, 4 th ed. With Thomas E. Patterson. McGraw-Hill, 1999.
  • "NASA." In Historical Guide to American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • "The FBI." In Historical Guide to American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • "The Presidency and Domestic Policy." In Magazine of History, vol. 11, no. 4, Summer 1997.
  • "Lesson Plan for 'The Presidency and Domestic Policy.'" In Magazine of History, 1998.
  • "Campaign '96 on the Web." Tennessee's Business, vol. 7, no. 3, 1996.
  • "The Civil War Presidents: 1857-1869." In The Presidency. New York: Smithmark, 1996.
  • "The Jacksonian Era: 1829-1857." In The Presidency. New York: Smithmark, 1996.
  • "The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, 2nd ed., ed. Michael Nelson. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1996.
  • "Tennessee Government and Politics." In United States Government: Democracy in Action. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1995.
  • "The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, ed. Michael Nelson, 1203-1245. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1989.
  • "The Challenger Disaster: A Political Science Analysis." Mid-American Journal of Politics (Fall 1989): 50-76.

Book Reviews

  • Howard E. McCurdy, Space and the American Imagination, in the New England Quarterly, December 1998.
  • G. Calvin Mackenzie, The Irony of Reform: Roots of American Political Disenchantment, in Choice, October 1996.
  • Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman, The Clinton Presidency: First Appraisals, in Choice, February 1996.
  • Stephen C. Craig, The Malevolent Leaders: Popular Discontent in America, in Choice, May 1994.
  • Stephen Skowronek, The Politics Presidents Make, in Choice, February 1994.
  • David Ray Griffin and Richard Falk, eds., Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis: Policy, Process, and Presidential Vision, in Choice, December 1993.
  • Burton I. Kaufman, The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr., in the American Review of Politics, Autumn 1993.
  • Daniel J. Palazzolo, The Speaker and the Budget: Leadership in the Post-Reform House of Representatives, in Choice, July/August 1993.

Papers and Presentations

  • "Preseidential Lying." Madison Day Banquet, Belmont University, April 2001.
  • "Abuse of Power in the White House." Honors Lecture, MTSU, April 2000.
  • Program chair. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Fall Creek Falls, April 1999.
  • "An Electoral College Anomaly."; With John R. Vile. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Townsend, April 1998.
  • Chair, panel on American National Politics and Institutions. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Townsend, April 1998.
  • "Probing the Personal Lives of Politicians: Searching for Character or Looking for Dirt?"; Honors Lecture, MTSU, September 1997.
  • Chair, panel on the 1996 elections. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Memphis, April 1997.
  • "The Sensitive Presidency."; Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 1996.
  • "Examining the Post-Convention Bounce."; Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New York City, September 1994.Participant, roundtable on "Reinventing Government."; Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Fall Creek Falls State Park, April 1994.
  • "Public Opinion of Presidential Candidates: The Role of National Party Conventions."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, November 1993.
  • "Districting in Murfreesboro."; Presented to the League of Women Voters, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 13 October 1993.
  • "A Comparison of Carter and Clinton."; Presented at the Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Henry Horton State Park, April 1993.
  • Chair of panel on "The Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court After the 1992 Elections.";
  • "Image Making by NASA."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1992.
  • Participant, roundtable on "Japanese and American Politics and The Media: A Comparison."; Sponsored by the Japan Center of Tennessee, MTSU, September 1992.
  • Participant, roundtable on "Divided Government."; Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Montgomery Bell State Park, April 1992.
  • "The Politics of NASA."; Presented at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, 23 March 1992.
  • "Lobbying Effectiveness in the Tennessee General Assembly."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, November 1991.
  • Discussant, "Presidential Elections"; panel. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 1991.
  • "Environmental Influences on NASA's Strategies for Winning Political Support."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1990.
  • "NASA's Strategies for Winning Political Support."; Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 1990. Nominated for award for best graduate student paper at the convention.

General Editor

  • Series editor for The President's Position: Debating the Issues. Nine volume series. Greenwood Publishing.