John E. Owens is Professor of United States Government and Politics in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster and a Faculty Fellow in the Centre for Congressional and Presidential Studies at the American University in Washington, DC and the Institute for the Study of the Americas in the University of London's School of Advanced Study. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a former Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Author of over 40 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and book chapters as well as the co-author or co-editor of several books on congressional-presidential relations, the United States Congress, and comparative legislative politics. His new, coedited book, The "War on Terror" and the Growth of Executive Power? A Comparative Analysis, coedited with Riccardo Pelizzo of Griffith University will be published by Routledge in 2010. He and Riccardo Pelizzo recently coedited a Special Issue of The Journal of Legislative Studies, which was published in July 2009. In June 2008, Professor Owens coedited with John Dumbrell of Durham University America’s “War” on Terrorism: New Dimensions in United States Government and Foreign Policy, which was published by Lexington in 2008.
Executive-legislative relations and the War on Terror
Congressional Acquiescence to Presidentialism in the US ‘War on Terror’, The Journal of Legislative Studies (2009)
Congressional dominance theory holds that not only can the US Congress control the executive, it...
Introduction: The Impact of the “War on Terror” on Executive-Legislative Relations: A Global Perspective (with Riccardo Pelizzo), The Journal of Legislative Studies (2009)
Presidential Power and Congressional Acquiescence in the ‘War’ on Terror: A New Consttutional Equilibrium?, Politics & Policy (2006)
Qualified Exceptionalism: The US Congress in Comparative Perspective, The Journal of Legislative Studies (2006)
The framers of the American Constitution devised a singular bicameral legislative body, which invested substantial...
Barack Obama, 111th Congress, war on terror, crisis; financial crisis
A ‘Post-Partisan’ President in a Partisan Context, Obama in Office. The First Two Years (2011)
Congress and Crisis: Will the 111th Congress Be Any Different?, Extensions. Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center (2009)
US War on Terror
America’s “War On Terrorism”: New Dimensions in United States Government and National Security (2008)
How has 9/11 and George W. Bush’s self-declared “war” on terror changed American government and...
Leadership in Context (2003)
What is political leadership and does it operate differently in different political contexts? In addition...
Congress and the Presidency
n this comprehensive and perceptive study, Michael Foley and John E. Owens argue that in...
Obama Presidency-Congressional Relations