Dr. Christopher Dolan




The Presidency and Economic Policy
By Chris Dolan, John Frendreis, and Ray Tatalovich


In War We Trust: The Bush Doctrine and the Pursuit of Just War
By Chris Dolan


Striking First: The Preventive Doctrine and the Re-Shaping of US Foreign Policy
By Betty Glad and Chris Dolan

Books 
2008. The Presidency and Economic Policy. (Co-authored with Raymond Tatalovich and John Frendreis). New York: Rowan and Littlefield, January, 272 pp. ISBN: 0742547299 

2005. In War We Trust: The Bush Doctrine and the Pursuit of Just War. Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate Press, May, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-7546-4234-8

2004. Striking First: The Preventive Doctrine and the Reshaping of U.S. Foreign Policy (Co- Edited with Betty Glad). New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, December, 240 pp. ISBN: 1-4039-6548-X

Articles and Book Chapters
2013. "Foreign Policy in President Obama's First Term: America in a Shifting Global Order." The Obama Presidency at the Midpoint, edited by Douglas Brettebo and Tom Lansford (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press).

2011. “U.S.-Cuban Relations during the Obama Administration and Beyond.” (Co-authored with Diane Johnson.) Tempo exterior: Revista de análise e estudios internacionais/ (Galicia) Spain, Vol. XI (II) 23 (July-Dec.), pp. 53-70. 

2011. “From Scratch: Designing and Implementing a New International Studies Program at a
Small College.” International Studies Perspectives 12 (4), pp. 428–446.

2010. “Developing Collaborative Research at a Small College” (Co-authored with Diane Johnson, Michael Kitchens, and John Hinshaw). Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly 31 (1) (Fall 2010): pp. 17-20.

2009. “America and the Case for Just War Against Iraq.” Ethics, Law and Society, IV, edited by Jenny Gunning, Soren Holm, and Ian Kenway. (Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press), pp. 247-257.

2009. “A Presidential Economic Scorecard: Performance and Perception.” (Co-authored with John Frendreis and Raymond Tatalovich) PS: Political Science and Politics. Volume 42, number 4 (October): pp. 689-694.

2009. “The United States in Global Transition: Foreign Policy Continuity and Change from Bush to Obama.” “Os Estados Unidos na transición global: continuidade e cambio na política exterior de Bush a Obama.” Tempo exterior: Revista de análise e estudios internacionais/ n° 12, IGADI, Baiona, Galicia (Spain) July 2009 (18): 25-37.

2008. “The Shape of Elite Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy, 1992 to 2004.” Politics and Policy 36 (4): pp. 542-585.

2008. “More Than Meets the Eye: The Political Determinants of Executive Agreements” (Co-authored with Scot Schraufnagel). White House Studies 8 (1): pp. 27-46.

2007. “In His Shadow: The Impact of the Reagan Economic Regime and Institutional Structure on the Bush Administrations.” White House Studies 7 (3): 235-250.

2007. “American Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Theory of Co-Evolution” (Co-authored with Alynna J. Lyon). Foreign Policy Analysis 3 (1): pp. 46-79.

2007. “Revisiting El Dorado Canyon: Terrorism, the Reagan Administration, and the Bombing of Libya” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen). In Focus on U.S. Presidents, Presidency, and Presidential Actions, edited by Robert Watson. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 25-54.

2007. “The Impact of the Reagan Economic Regime and Institutional Structure on the Bush administrations.” In The Presidencies of George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush: Like Father Like Son? edited by Anthony J. Eksterowicz and Glenn P. Hastedt. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 123-138.

2006. “U.S. Foreign Economic Policy and the Significance of the National Economic Council” (Co-authored with Jerel A. Rosati). International Studies Perspectives 7 (2): pp. 102-123.

2006. “The War about the War: Iraq and the Politics of National Security Advising in the GW Bush Administration’s First Term” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen). Politics and Policy 34 (1): pp. 30-64.

2005. “United States Narco-Terrorism Policy: A Contingency Approach to Understanding the Convergence of the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism.” Review of Policy Research 22 (4): pp. 451-471.

2005. “Waging War Against Iraq: Jus Ad Bellum Considerations.” Politics and Ethics Review 1 (2): pp. 158-176.

2005. “Moralizing Violence or a Just Response?: The Dimensions and Limitations of the Bush Doctrine.” In Justice and Violence: Political Violence, Pacifism and Cultural Transformation, edited by Allan W. Eickelmann, Tom Lansford, and Eric Nelson. Ashgate Press, pp. 21-38.

2005. “Revisiting El Dorado Canyon: Terrorism, the Reagan Administration, and the 1986 Bombing of Libya” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen). White House Studies 5 (2): pp. 153-174.

2004. “Foreign Policy on the Offensive.” In Striking First: The Preventive War Doctrine and the Reshaping of US Foreign Policy, edited by Betty Glad and Chris J. Dolan. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 3-22.

2004. “Air Transportation Policy in the Wake of September 11th: Security and Civil Liberties in an Authority Centralization Context” (Co-authored with Brian J. Gerber). In American National Security and Civil Liberties in an Era of Terrorism, edited by David B. Cohen and John W. Wells. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 147-166.

2004. “Vigor and Vacillation: An Early Assessment of Bush’s Economic Policy.” In George W. Bush: A Political and Ethical Assessment at Midterm, edited by Bryan Hilliard, Tom Lansford, and Robert P. Watson. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, pp. 69-83.

2004. “3 Cheers for Attack Ads and Negative Campaign Tactics !!!” In Lights, Camera, Campaign: Media, Politics, and Political Advertising, edited by David Schultz. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, pp. 45-71.

2003. “Selective Multilateralism and the Emerging Post-9/11 U.S. Foreign Policy.”
International Politics 40 (3): pp. 425-431.

2003. “Economic Policy and Decision-Making at the Intersection of International and Domestic Politics: The Advocacy Coalition Framework and the National Economic Council.” Policy Studies Journal 31 (2): pp. 209-236.

2003. “Presidential Coordination Efforts in U.S Foreign Economic Policymaking: A Historical Assessment, 1945 to 1992.” White House Studies 3 (2): pp. 158-182.

2003. “Carter, Congress, and the Politics of Airline Deregulation.” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen). In Contemporary Presidential Politics: A Reader, edited by Robert P. Watson. Hauppauge, NY: Nova History Books, pp. 163-188. 

2002. “A Place at the Table: The Emerging Foreign Policy Roles of the White House Chief of Staff.” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen and Jerel A. Rosati). Congress and the Presidency 29 (2): pp. 119-149.

2001. “Debunking the Myth: Carter, Congress, and the Politics of Airline Deregulation.” (Co-authored with David B. Cohen). White House Studies 1 (2): 197-222.

Other Publications 
2010–2012. Regular Blog written at the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal 

2010. “U.S. Appetite for Oil Must be Controlled,” Lebanon Daily News (June 24). 

2010. “With Oil We’re Our Own Enemy,” Opinion, Philadelphia Inquirer (June 18).

2010. “Obama’s first year: The country wants to see progress,” Opinion, Harrisburg Patriot News (January 23). 

2009. “The Republican Party and the Politics of Stimuli,” (Co-authored with John Hinshaw), Opinion, Harrisburg Patriot News

2009. “Presidential Tenures: The Bad and the Worst,” (Co-authored with John Hinshaw), Opinion, Philadelphia Inquirer (February 16), 18A. 

2008. “Experience Not a Good Political Judge,” Guest Editorial in Lebanon Daily News (August 13), 8A.  

2008. “Choosing a Veep: Five Factors Govern Selection of Who Becomes Number 2.” Guest Editorial in Harrisburg Patriot News (July 30), 20A and Lebanon Daily News (July 31), 11A.

2008. “Ulysses S. Grant.” In Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, edited by Thomas E. Woods. New York: Marshall Cavendish. 

2008. “National Security Adviser” and “National Security Council.” In Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, edited by Michael A. Genovese and Lori Cox Han. New York, Facts-on-File. 

2006. “Strategic Humanitarianism? An Exploration of American Involvement in Iraq, Kosovo and Tsunami Relief Efforts.” Proceedings of the Georgia Political Science Association.

2005. “Why Congress Should Grant Presidents Expanded Authority for Negotiating Trade and Treaties.” In Debating the Issues: The American Presidency, Edited by Robert Watson and David A. Freeman. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt. 

2004. “Vote for Nader IS a Vote for Bush.” Editorial in Florida Today (October 13), A21. 

2003. “Restrictions are Needed on Immigration for National Security” and “‘Hate Speech’ Should be Protected as a First Amendment Right.” In Debating the Issues: American Government & Politics, Edited by Robert P. Watson. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

2003. “The Bush Doctrine and the History of U.S. Interventionism in American Foreign Policy.” American Diplomacy. 

2003. “America Needs Immigration Reform.” Global Linkages, University of Central Florida, Office of International Studies (Winter 2004). 

Book Reviews 
2006. U.S.- Kuwaiti Relations, 1961-1992: An Uneasy Relationship. Chookiat Panaspornprasit. Middle East Studies Bulletin. 

2005. Agents of Atrocity: Leaders, Followers, and the Violation of Human Rights in Civil War. Neil J. Mitchell. Politics and Ethics Review 1 (1).

2005. Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys. K. Michael Prince. Social Science Journal. 

2004. The Use of Force After the Cold War. Edited by H.W. Brands, Texas A & M Press Rhetoric and Public Affairs 7 (3).

2004. Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War. Warren F. Kimball, Ivan R. Dee. White House Studies 4 (4).

2003. The Presidency and the Law: The Clinton Legacy. Edited by David Gray Adler and Michael A. Genovese, University Press of Kansas. Journal of Politics. 

2003. John Adams. David McCullough, Simon and Schuster. Millennium: A Journal of International Studies 31 (3).

2003. State and Society in Spanish America during the Age of Revolution. Victor Uribe-Uran (Editor), Scholarly Resources Books. South Eastern Latin Americanist.

2002. Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. Gary R. Hess, Johns Hopkins University Press. White House Studies 2 (4).

2002. The President and His Inner Circle: Leadership Style and the Advisory Process in Foreign Policymaking. Thomas Preston, Columbia University Press. Canadian Journal of Political Science 35 (1). 

Manuscripts in Progress 
American Humanitarian Intervention: Self-Interested Altruism and Libya.” (Co-authored with Alynna J. Lyon)

“American Humanitarian Intervention: Self-Interested Altruism and Libya.” (Co-authored with Alynna J. Lyon). International Studies Association in San Diego. 

“U.S. Energy Security: A Geo-Strategic Approach.” Revised and Resubmit (1st stage revisions): Strategic Studies Quarterly.

“Hyper-power Balancing and American Foreign Policy: Targeting Rogue States” (Co- authored with Michael Grossman). Submitted: International Relations. 

Conference Participation

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
2012. “American Humanitarian Intervention: Self-Interested Altruism and Libya.” (Co-authored with Alynna J. Lyon). International Studies Association in San Diego.  

2012. "Political Science and International Studies in the General Education Curriculum: A Collaborative Faculty-Student Approach to Internationalization of the Curriculum at Small Colleges." American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington D.C.

2011. “American public support for the Obama Administration and NATO military intervention in Libya.” Northeast Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2011. “In the Cross-Hairs: Explaining the U.S. Focus on Rogue States.” International Studies Association in Montreal, Quebec.

2010. “From Scratch: Designing and Implementing an International Studies Program at a Small College.” Northeastern Political Science Association in Boston.

2009. “Energy in the National Interest: Understanding the Essence and Evolution of American Geo-Strategy.” Northeastern Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2009. “The Place and Role of Energy Interests in American Geostrategy.” International Studies Association-Northeast in Baltimore. 

2008. “Hyper-Power Balancing and Rogue States.” (Co-authored with Michael Grossman). Northeastern Political Science Association in Boston.

2008. “Targeting Rogue States and Hegemony.” (Co-authored with Michael Grossman). International Studies Association-Northeast in Baltimore.

2008. “Economic Performance During the Bush administrations: The Impact of the Reagan Economic Regime and Institutional Structure.” 2008 Byrd Symposium on the Father and Son Presidencies of George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush: A Comparative Perspective, March 25, 2008, Taylor Hall, Department of Political Science, James Madison University.

2006. “The Guru in Foreign Economic Policy: The Rise and Evolution of the National Economic Adviser.” American Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2006. “The Politics of Disaster: Intergovernmental Distribution, Punctuated Equilibrium, and the Evolution of Emergency Management Policy.” Conference on Policy History, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

2006. “Brokerage and Advocacy in U.S. Foreign Economic Policy: The National Economic Adviser During the Clinton Administration.” Florida Political Science Association, Florida International University in Miami.

2006. “Strategic Humanitarianism? An Exploration of American Involvement in Iraq, Kosovo and Tsunami Relief Efforts.” (Co-authored with Alynna Lyon). Georgia Political Science Association in Savannah.

2005. “American Humanitarian Intervention: The Co-evolution of Self-Interested Altruism.” (Co-authored with Alynna Lyon). International Studies Association-West in St. Louis.

2006. “Harmony or Discord: Evaluating the Foreign Policy Beliefs of Elites, 1992-2004.” American Political Science Association in Washington DC.

2006. “The Bush Foreign Policy Network: Advocacy Coalition Formation and Maintenance.” American Political Science Association in Chicago.

2004. “The Policy Evolution of the First Strike Doctrine & Its Implications.” Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Central Florida in Orlando.

2004. “Moralizing Violence or a Just Response?: A Theory of Offensive War.” Past, Present, and Future of Political Violence, University of Southern Mississippi in Gulfport.

2003. “More Than Meets the Eye: Analyzing the Political Determinants of Presidential Executive Agreements.” American Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2003. “V.P. Ascendant: The Rise of Vice-President Cheney in Shaping and Influencing US Foreign Policy.” (Co-authored with Jack Lechelt). Western Political Science Association in Denver.

2002. “Vigor and Vacillation: Assessing President Bush’s Economic Policy at the Midpoint.” President George W. Bush at the Midpoint: Political, Historical, and Ethical Considerations, University of Southern Mississippi in Gulfport.

2002. “Coordinating and Managing Intermestic Politics: The President and the National Economic Council.” Southern Political Science Association in Savannah.

2001. “Congress, the President, and the National Economic Council: The Impact of Inter- branch Politics in US Foreign Policy Toward the Global Financial Contagion and in US- China Relations.” Northeast Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2000. “Interest Groups and Social Movements Battling About the Confederate Flag in South Carolina.” (Co-authored with Laura R. Wolver and Angela Ledford). Southern Political Science Association in Atlanta. 

2000. “The Carter Presidency and the Case of Airline Deregulation.” (With David B. Cohen). Southern Political Science Association in Atlanta. 

1999. “Beyond the Enemy Image: Reagan, Gorbachev, and the Politics of Perception.” (Co-authored with Michael Grossman). Southern Political Science Association in Savannah.

1998. “Reassessing the Roosevelt Presidency: A Critique of the Competitive Model of Presidential Management.” Southern Political Science Association in Atlanta.

1997. “Woodrow Wilson and the Two Constitutions Thesis: Presidential Rhetoric in Historical Context.” Northeast Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

1996. “Representation versus Responsibility in the Legislative Process: The Republican Leadership of the 104th Congress.” Northeast Political Science Association in Boston.

Related Conference Service 
2009. Chair, panel on “International Relations and Terrorism” at the Northeast Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2008. Discussant, panel on “Conflict and Crisis in the Middle East” at the Northeast Political Science Association in Boston.

2008. Chair, panel on “Foreign Policy Under the Administration of George W. Bush” at the Northeast Political Science Association in Boston.

2005. Chair, panel on “Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges” at the Center for Iranian Research and Analysis, University of Central Florida in Orlando.

2005. Discussant, panel on “Presidential Reorganization and Management of the Executive Branch,” American Political Science Association in Washington DC.

2001. Chair and Discussant, panel on “Presidential Rhetoric and Policymaking” at the Northeast Political Science Association in Philadelphia.

2001. Chair, panel on “American Politics” at the South Carolina Political Science Association in Aiken.

1998. Discussant, panel on “Framing the Political” at the Southern Political Science Association in Atlanta. 

Invited Lectures 
2011. Review of Gideon Rachman, Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety, Hall of Philosophy, Mt. Gretna, PA, August 2.

2010. Review of Fareed Zakaria, The Post American World, Hall of Philosophy, Mt. Gretna, PA, August 10.

2008. “The New Politics of Religion in the U.S. and International Politics.” Chautauqua University for a Day, Mt. Gretna, PA, July 31.

2008. Review of Kevin Phillips, American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the Twenty-First Century, Cornwall Manor, Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, PA, July 28.

2006 “Bring Em,’ On?: The Consequences of the War in Iraq on U.S. Foreign Policy.” Guest Speaker, the University of Central Florida, Muslim Awareness Week, Sponsored by Students for a Democratic Society and Campus Peace Action.

2004. “Presidential Power, Offensive Force, and the Quest for Global Hegemony After 9/11.” Lecturer, Florida Atlantic University Presidential Symposia 2004, Distinguished Presidential Scholars Series, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

2004. Impact of US Foreign Policy on the 2004 Presidential Election: Is There a Real Choice?” Guest Speaker, the United Nations Association of the United States in Orlando.

2003. “Will Preemption and Preventive War Really Work?: The Foreign Policy Politics of Guessing at Intentions” Guest Presenter, Lou Frey Symposium on National Security and Homeland Security sponsored by Lou Frey Institute of Politics and the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

2003. “The Nature of Things to Come: Aggressive US Foreign Policymaking Into the Future.” UCF Department of Political Science Brown Bag Colloquium.

2003. “Transportation Security Policy and its Implications for Civil Liberties in the US.” Guest Presenter, Lou Frey Symposium on National and Homeland Security sponsored by the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and the University of Central Florida.

2002. “The National Economic Council and Presidential Decision-Making,” Guest Lecturer, Fulbright American Studies Institute on U.S. Foreign Policy sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

2001. “The Events of September 11th 2001.” Presbyterian College and Harrington-Peachtree Political Science Presentation, Presbyterian College. 

2001. “Globalization and American Politics.” Bates Colloquium on Globalism and Interdependence, University of South Carolina. 

2000. “Global versus Domestic Perceptions of the November 2000 Elections.” Bates Colloquium on the 2000 Presidential Elections, University of South Carolina.

1999. “Clinton’s Transactional Presidency.” American Politics Research Series in GINT, University of South Carolina.

1997. “FDR and Competition: the standard-bearer for Contemporary Presidents?” American Politics Research Series in GINT, University of South Carolina. November 17, 1997. 

Professional Activity 

Manuscript Referee 
International Studies Review
International Studies Quarterly
PS: Political Science and Politics
Policy Studies Journal
Social Science Quarterly
Ethics and International Politics
Politics and Ethics Review
Politics and Policy
Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Inquiry
Ashgate Press
Roxbury Publishing
Addison-Wesley Longman Publishers
Wadsworth, Thomson Learning Publishing
Palgrave-Macmillan

Grants and Fellowships 
Pleet Initiative Grant (2008-2009): $9200
UCF Office of International Studies (2003 and 2004): $2000 
UCF Office of Distributive Learning (2003): $2000
Smith Richardson Fellowship in International Relations (2000–2001): $1500
Kline Steel Fellowship in Southern Studies (2000–2001): $1000
Malcolm Franklin Smith Fellowship in Government and Politics (1997–1998): $1500
UAW Foundation Grant (1997–1998): $2000