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Benjamin Kleinerman

Associate Professor


An expert in executive power and constitutional relations between Congress and the president; national politics and elections.

Current Research

Separation of powers and the political structure of the Constitution

Selected Publications

  • Fatovic, Clement, and Benjamin A. Kleinerman. 2013. Extra-legal power and legitimacy: Perspectives on prerogative. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Kleinerman, Benjamin A. 2009. The discretionary president: The promise and peril of executive power. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.

  • Lincoln, Abraham, Steven B. Smith, Danilo Petranović, Ralph Lerner, and Benjamin A. Kleinerman. 2012. The writings of abraham lincoln. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Government Focus