15/09/2019 – CFP: special issue of American Studies in Scandinavia

The editors of American Studies in Scandinavia invite proposals for a special issue of the journal devoted to the study of the American Presidency and Presidential elections.

The American presidency is frequently referred to as the most powerful office in the world. With the current White House occupant challenging traditional norms of presidential behavior, the office is once again front and center in most public debates about American democracy and political culture. Our aim with this special issue is to present fresh contributions to the study of the presidency and its cultural and political roles. We hope to present articles that draw on a variety of different theoretical and methodological approaches from within the fields of American Studies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The changing nature of the Presidency over time
  • The changing nature of Presidential elections
  • Depictions of the presidency in popular culture (both actual and fictional presidents)
  • The president in American civil religion
  • presidential decision making (both on foreign and domestic issues)
  • The institutional presidency
  • The president’s relations with Congress, the courts, the bureaucracy, and the press.
  • The crafting of Presidential legacies
  • The rating of American president and the concept of “Presidential greatness”
  • Review articles on the state of the art within the field of Presidential Studies

Please send your short proposal (max 1 page) and brief academic cv (max 2 pages) as Word files to the theme issue editors Prof. Niels Bjerre-Poulsen (nbp@sdu.dk) and Prof. Anders Bo Rasmussen (ras@sdu.dk), as well as the journal editor Dr. Janne Lahti (janne.lahti@helsinki). Thedeadline for the proposals is September 15, 2019, and the deadline for the final articles is January 30, 2020.

For general journal info on American Studies in Scandinavia, seehttps://sites.google.com/site/naasstudies/journal-american-studies-in-scandinavia.

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