James R. Rogers

About James R. Rogers

James R. Rogers serves as the Head of the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He is also editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics.

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Does America Need a New ‘Science of Politics’?

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Professor Buckley argues in “American Exceptionalism” that presidents cause countries with the office to realize less freedom on average than countries with prime ministers. Below I explain why neither Buckley’s theoretical claims nor the empirical evidence he provides persuades me

Jack Balkin’s Progressive Reformation

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Progressive intellectual leaders warred with the U.S. Constitution at the turn of the 19th Century. While conceding that the Constitution was an advance on its alternatives in 1789, Progressives criticized the constitutional system for having too many checks and