Research and scholarship

Chris Bailey was a Professor of American Politics in the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE). He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he obtained a B.A. in P.P.E. in 1982 and a D. Phil in American Politics in 1986. He was selected by the American Political Science Association to be a Congressional Fellow for 1989-90 and has served as Chair of the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association.

He has published widely on American politics and is a co-editor of the Developments in American Politics series. His current research focuses on social regulation in the United States. This research has two interconnecting elements. The first is a study of the politics of smoking. He is currently writing a book on smoking politics and policy in the United States. The second is a study of morality politics. He has written several essays on values and identity.

Future plans include a study of “Lifestyle Politics” in the United States. This will examine government efforts to regulate lifestyle choices involving sex and health.

Professor Bailey retired in September 2018.

Selected Publications

  • Bailey CJ. 2016. US Climate Change Policy. Routledge.
  • Bailey CJ. 2011. The Political Response to Climate Change in North America. In USA and Canada 2012. (14th ed.).
  • Bailey CJ. 2010. Environmental Politics and Policy. In Developments in American Politics 6. Peele G, Bailey CJ, Cain B, Peters BG (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bailey CJ. 2010. Environmentalism in the United States: changing conceptions of activism. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 19(2), 330-332. link>
  • BAILEY CJ. 2009. A new U.S politics and society?. In The 2008 U.S presidential elections: A story in four acts. Jones E and Vassallo S (Eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

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Books

  • Bailey CJ. 2016. US Climate Change Policy. Routledge.
  • Bailey CJ, Peele G, Cain B, Peters BG. 2002. Developments in American Politics 4. Palgrave, Basingstoke.

Journal Articles

  • Bailey CJ. 2010. Environmentalism in the United States: changing conceptions of activism. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 19(2), 330-332. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2009. American environmental policy, 1990-2006: beyond gridlock. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 18(2), 308-309. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2008. Henry Kissinger and the American Century. INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 30(4), 915-916. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2006. Environmental politics and policy. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 15(4), 688-689. link>
  • BAILEY CJ. 2004. From Informed Choice to Social Hygiene: Government Control of Cigarette Smoking in the US. Journal of American Studies, vol. 38(1), 41-65. doi>
  • Bailey CJ. 2004. "The National Environmental Policy Act" (College Station, Texas A&M Press, 2001) by Matthew J Lindstrom and Zachary A Smith. Environmental Politics, vol. 13(4), 809-810.
  • Bailey CJ. 2004. Dam politics: Restoring America's rivers. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 13(2), 510-511. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2004. The national environmental policy act: Judicial misconstruction, legislative indifference, and executive neglect. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 13(4), 809-810. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2004. William R Lowry Dam Politics (Washington DC, Georgetown University Press, 2003). Environmental Politics, vol. 13(2), 510-511.
  • Bailey CJ. 2003. ".S. Senate Exceptionalism Columbus: The Ohio State University Press" by Bruce I. Oppenheimer (ed). American Review of Politics.
  • Bailey CJ. 2003. "The Grassroots of a Green Revolution" by Deborah Lynn Gaber. Environmental Politics, vol. 12(4), 167-168.
  • Bailey CJ. 2003. The grassroots of a green revolution: Polling America on the environment. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 12(4), 167-168. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 2002. "Pursuing Majorities" by Robin Kolodny. Journal of Legislative Studies, vol. 8(1), 114.
  • Bailey CJ. 2001. "Esteemed Colleagues" (Washington DC Brookings, 2000) by Burdette A Loomis. American Review of Politics, vol. 21(2000), 331-332.
  • Bailey CJ. 2000. The fate of the union: America's rocky road to political stalemate. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 48(1), 166. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 1996. American democracy: Aspects of practical liberalism - Dietze,G. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 44(4), 772-773. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 1996. Civil rights in the United States - Graham,HD. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 44(4), 772-773. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 1996. The Lincoln persuasion: Remaking American liberalism - Greenstone,JD. POLITICAL STUDIES, vol. 44(4), 772-773. link>
  • Bailey CJ. 1996. Congress' permanent minority: Republicans in the US House - Connelly,WF, Pitney,JJ. AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, vol. 90(1), 186-187. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1994. THE PASSIONATE ATTACHMENT - AMERICA INVOLVEMENT WITH ISRAEL, 1947 TO THE PRESENT - BALL,GW, BALL,DB. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 28, 144-145. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1992. MR BUSH WAR - ADVENTURES IN THE POLITICS OF ILLUSION - GRAUBARD,SR. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 26(2), 301. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1991. THE MAKING OF UNITED-STATES-FOREIGN-POLICY - DUMBRELL,J. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 25(3), 498. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1990. APPROACHING VIETNAM - FROM WORLD-WAR-II THROUGH DIEN-BIEN-PHU - GARDNER,LC. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 24(1), 143-144. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1990. THE US CONGRESS - AN INTRODUCTORY BIBLIOGRAPHY + THE STRUCTURE OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. AMERICAN STUDIES INTERNATIONAL, vol. 28(1), 32-47. link>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1989. THE PRESIDENCY - CUNLIFFE,M. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 23(1), 123-125. link>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1988. BEYOND THE NEW CONGRESS - ASPECTS OF CONGRESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1980S. PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, vol. 41(2), 236-246. link>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1988. POLITICS AND POWER IN THE USA - MCKAY,D. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 22(1), 135-136. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1988. POLITICS IN THE MEDIA AGE - BERKMAN,R, KITCH,LW. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 22(1), 108-109. link> doi>
  • BAILEY CJ. 1987. PRESIDENT REAGAN, THE UNITED-STATES SENATE, AND AMERICAN-FOREIGN-POLICY, 1981-1986. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN STUDIES, vol. 21(2), 167-181. link> doi>
  • Bailey CJ. 2019. Assessing President Obama's climate change record. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 28(5), 847-865. link> doi> full text>
  • Bailey CJ. FORTHCOMING: President Obama and Climate Change: The Opportunities and Limits of Presidential Leadership in a Polarised Polity.

Chapters

  • Bailey CJ. 2011. The Political Response to Climate Change in North America. In USA and Canada 2012. (14th ed.).
  • Bailey CJ. 2010. Environmental Politics and Policy. In Developments in American Politics 6. Peele G, Bailey CJ, Cain B, Peters BG (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.
  • BAILEY CJ. 2009. A new U.S politics and society?. In The 2008 U.S presidential elections: A story in four acts. Jones E and Vassallo S (Eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • BAILEY CJ. 2009. Clearing the air: the new politics of public smoking. In The federal nation: perspectives on American federalism. Morgan I and Davies P (Eds.). New York: Palgrave.
  • BAILEY CJ. 2007. Social Change, Families and Values: Morality Politics in Contemporary America. In America's Americans: The Populations of the United States. Davies P and Morgan IW (Eds.). ISA Press and Brookings Institution Press.
  • BAILEY CJ. 2006. Values, Lifestyles and Politics. In Developments in American Politics 5. Peele G, Bailey CJ, Cain B, Peters BG (Eds.). Palgrave.
  • BAILEY CJ. 2003. A Difficult Habit to Kick: The Defeat of the Universal tobacco Settlement Act. In War Stories from Capital Hill, Prentice Hall. Campbell CC and Herrnson PS (Eds.). Prentice Hall.
  • Bailey CJ. 2002. Developments in American Politics 4. In Economic Policy. Peele G, Bailey C, Cain B, Peters BG (Eds.). Palgrove, Basingstoke.
  • Bailey CJ, Peele G, Cain B, Peters BG. 2002. Introduction: The United States in the Twenty-First Century. In Developments in American Politics 4. Peele G, Bailey C, Cain B, Peters BG (Eds.). Palgrove, Basingstoke.
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