The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign has been reviewed in several academic journals:
Perspectives on Politics describes it as, “a superior work of presidential scholarship” that is “well written and accessible.”
Presidential Studies Quarterly calls the ”analyses… exceptional in their linkage of archive-sourced qualitative information and empirical data measuring aspects of presidential behavior.”
The Review of Politics declares it, ”a valuable contribution to political science literature regarding the relationship between changes in institutional, electoral, and campaign-finance pressures and incentives and changes in presidential behavior.”
Choice Reviews calls it a, "well-written, well-researched book [that] marshals considerable evidence to demonstrate that modern presidents are constantly in campaign mode, and that the pressure to operate as such has intensified over the last four decades."
Library Journal: “No scholar to date has delved into the detail of what the ‘permanent campaign’ means for U.S. presidents to the degree that Doherty has done here.”
Doherty’s research was recently cited in:
A Washington Post blog: "How Citizens United changed politics, in 7 charts"
A Los Angeles Times article: "Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative"
A Bloomberg News article: “Magic Johnson, Tom Hanks Join Obama on Cash-Grabbing Trip”
A Gannett Newspapers story: “Obama’s upstate New York trip reflects second-term strategy”
A Bloomberg News article: “Crises Often Intrude When Presidents Take Vacation Breaks”
A Miami Herald article: “President Barack Obama is coming to Miami Beach, and you’re paying part of the bill”
A Washington Post story focusing on President Obama’s first second-term fundraising trip: “As Obama begins fundraising swing, campaign finance watchdogs growl”
Doherty published an op-ed in The New York Times’ Inauguration Day issue on January 21, 2013 about the outlook for President Obama’s second term fundraising. Here’s the link.
Doherty was a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Saturday, December 29 to discuss his book, The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign. Here’s the link to the video.
Doherty published an op-ed on President Obama’s early and sustained disproportionate attention to battleground states in The Baltimore Sun on December 14, 2012. Here’s the link to the column, titled ”Relentless swing-state focus paid off for Obama.”
Doherty published an op-ed on the rise in presidential fundraising in The Baltimore Sun on November 4, 2012. Here’s the link to the column, titled “Fundraiser in Chief.”
The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign was featured in a Boston Globe book review article titled “Seven Books on Presidential Campaigns.”
Doherty was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Book TV about The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign. Here’s the link to the video, which aired on October 14, 2012.
Doherty’s research was recently cited in:
Joe Nocera’s column in The New York Times titled "Buying the Election?"
A column in The Atlantic titled, “What’s With All the Pundits Who Think They Can Read Obama’s Mind?”
An article in The Economist titled, “Money trouble: Barack Obama faces a cash gap in the final weeks of the campaign”
A USA Today story on strategic presidential campaign travel: "Presidential campaign keeps candidates on the road"
Doherty wrote four posts this week highlighting findings from his book for TheMonkeyCage.org, a blog that aims to bring political science research to a broader audience. Here are the posts:
KCBS Radio Interview
Doherty was interviewed on KCBS radio on July 30 about the costs borne by cities and towns that host presidential visits.
Doherty was interviewed on The Mike Huckabee Show, the former Arkansas governor’s national radio show, on July 24, 2012.
Doherty was interviewed about The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign on July 19, 2012 on Fox & Friends. Click here to see the video.
Doherty won the Founders Award for the Best Paper by a Ph.D.-Holding Scholar from the Presidents and Executive Politics section of the American Political Science Association (APSA). The award is for a paper he presented at last year’s annual meeting of the APSA. The paper became the core of Chapter 3 of The Rise of the President’s Permanent Campaign.