Jeffrey Tulis, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Constitutional Decay and the Politics of Deference

Date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011
Location: 
7:30 PM, Lewis Library 138

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Please join us on Monday, April 4 for the 10th Annual Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Ideals and Institutions. The lecture will be given by Jeffrey Tulis, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin.

This lecture, part of the Walter F. Murphy Lecture in American Constitutionalism series, is co-sponsored with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Jeffrey K. Tulis teaches in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and was recently a Lawrence S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at Princeton (2008-09). He writes on topics that bridge the fields of political theory and American politics. His work is the subject of a recent special issue of the journal Critical Review, where his 1987 book The Rhetorical Presidency is described as "one of the two or three most important and perceptive works written by a political scientist in the twentieth century." He has four books forthcoming with Princeton University Press: The Limits of Constitutional Democracy (December 2010) co-edited with Stephen Macedo; Democratic Decay and the Politics of Deference (Spring 2012) on congressional abdication of constitutional power; Legacies of Loss in American Politics, co-authored with Nicole Mellow (Spring 2013) on liberalism and the logic of American political development; and an expanded edition of The Rhetorical Presidency (2013).