Location: Bowdoin / Jeffrey S. Selinger

Government and Legal Studies

Jeffrey Selinger

Assistant Professor of Government


Contact Information

Government And Legal Studies
305 Dudley Coe Building

Spring 2015

  • Political Science and Policy History in the United States (GOV 2030)

Jeffery S. Selinger: Bowdoin College: Gov


  • M.A. and Ph.D.  Cornell University
  • B.A. Rutgers University

Mr. Selinger is Assistant Professor of Government with teaching responsibilities in American politics. His research interests include political parties, public policy, the American presidency, and American political development.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2013-2014

Making Parties Safe for Democracy: Political Development and the Lineage of Legitimate Party Opposition in the United States (under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press).

"Making Sense of Presidential Restraint: Foundational Arrangements and Executive Decision-Making before the Civil War," Presidential Studies Quarterly 44 (March 2014): 27-49.

“Rethinking the Development of Legitimate Party Opposition in the United States, 1793-1828,”  Political Science Quarterly 127 (Summer 2012): 263-287.

“After Independence: Foreign Affairs and Political Development in the New Republic,” A History of the U.S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions, eds. Richard A. Harris and Daniel J. Tichenor, (Santa-Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2009).