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Professor Buchanan holds an A.B. Degree from Stanford and a Ph.D. degree from Yale. His specialties include presidential politics, American political institutions and public policy. He has authored several books, among them The Presidential Experience (Prentice-Hall, 1978) and The Citizen's Presidency (Congressional Quarterly, 1987). Professor Buchanan served as executive director of the Markle Commission on the Media and the Electorate, a project described in Electing A President: The Markle Commission Research on Campaign '88 (University of Texas, 1991). He was project director for the Markle Foundation Studies of the 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns, which led to his 1996 book, Renewing Presidential Politics (Rowman and Littlefield) and a forthcoming book entitled Presidential Campaigns and American Democracy.
Presidential politics; presidential character; the presidency and the public; American politics; public policy; political behavior