Sidney M. Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics and Director of Democracy and Governance Studies at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the American presidency, political parties and elections, social movements and American political development. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students, he regularly gives public lectures on American politics and participates in programs for international scholars and high school teachers that probe the deep historical roots of contemporary developments in the United States.
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Miller Center Projects
Milkis directs the Miller Center’s Democracy and Governance Studies Program, which includes the Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE) Faculty Associates, the National Fellowship Program, and the GAGE Colloquia Series on Politics and History. In addition to providing a vital connection between the public and academy writ large, these academic programs also are the Miller Center’s most direct link to the University. Our initiatives bring together scholars, students, citizens and government officials in a rigorous, yet accessible setting, which is unique among public policy institutions. Recent events have included a National Conference on Climate Governance, a major initiative comparing America’s foreign policy challenges at the end of the Cold War and now, the 8th Annual Congress and History Conference, a series of panel discussions on China’s Rise in Historical Perspective, and a special conference to celebrate the 1oth anniversary of the Fellowship program.
Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party Campaign, and the Transformation of American Democracy, Kansas University Press, 2009
The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776–2011, 6th edition, with Michael Nelson, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011.
American Government: Balancing Rights and Democracy, 2nd edition, with Marc Landy, Cambridge University Press, 2007
The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism, with Jerome Mileur, University of Massachusetts Press, 2005
The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism, with Jerome Mileur, University of Massachusetts Press, 2002
Presidential Greatness, with Marc Landy, University Press of Kansas, 2000.
Progressivism and the New Democracy, with Jerome Mileur, University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.
Political Parties and Constitutional Government: Remaking American Democracy, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
The Politics of Regulatory Change: A Tale of Two Agencies, with Richard A. Harris, Oxford University Press, 1996.
The President and the Parties: The Transformation of the American Party System Since the New Deal, Oxford University Press, 1993.
Remaking American Politics, with Richard A. Harris, Westview Press, 1989.