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Daniel P. Franklin

Associate Professor    ,

Ph.D. Texas 1984


American Chief Executives, film and politics, Georgia state politics, budgeting and the legislative process


Daniel Franklin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University.  His areas of specialization are American Chief Executives, budgeting and the legislative process.  He is currently Director of the Georgia Legislative Internship Program and a former Distinguished Honors Professor.  He is the author of four books, numerous articles and reviews.  His latest book is on the politics of presidential transitions from the perspective of leaving administrations.  Pitiful Giants: Presidents in their Final Terms is available starting October 2014 from Palgrave Macmillan Press.


Pitiful Giants: Presidents in their Final Term (Palgrave MacMillian, Press, October 2014)

(With Joe Weinberg and Jason Reifler) “Teaching Writing and Critical Thinking in Large Political Science Classes.” In The Journal of Political Science Education May 2014; 10#2:155-165.

(With Sean Richey and Ryan Yonk) “Battlegrounds and Budgets: State-Level Evidence of Budget Manipulation in Competitive Presidential Election States.” In State and Local Government Review June 2013;45:108-115.

Politics and Film: Political Culture and Film in the United States (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

“The Presidency and the Politics of the Royal Court,” in Presidential Frontiers: Unexplored Issues in White House Politics edited by Ryan J. Barilleaux. Greenwood Press: Westport, Conn. 1998.

“The Impact of Motor Voter Legislation: Turnout, Registration, and Partisan Trends” with Eric Grier, in American Politics Quarterly, 25 (January 1997): 104-117.