Faculty

Scott C. James

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Email    scjames@ucla.edu
Office  3343 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Scott James wrote his Schattschneider Award- winning dissertation at UCLA, and joined its faculty in 1995. His early research explored the influence of electoral institutions on American political development, focusing in particular on Electoral College competition and it's impact on legislative choice, federal law enforcement, presidential leadership, and patterns of American state-building. His book, Parties, Presidents and the State: Electoral College Competition, Party Leadership, and Democratic Regulatory Choice, 1884-1936 (Cambridge, 2000) was awarded the APSA's 2001 Gladys Kammerer Award for the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy. In his current research, Dr. James' is undertaking a systematic exploration of the nineteenth-century American patronage system and a reinterpretation of American party development. He offers a popular undergraduate course on the American presidency, and teaches graduate seminars on American political institutions, political party formation, and the politics of American state-building.

Degrees

UCLA, 1993

Fields of Study

American Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2016 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2015 Fall Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2015 Spring Quarter

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2015 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2014 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2014 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2014 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2013 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2013 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

2013 Spring Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2013 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2012 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2012 Summer Session

Introduction to American Politics

National Institutions: The Presidency

2012 Spring Quarter

Madison versus Modernity: Is Constitution Relevant to Democracy in 2012?

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2012 Winter Quarter

American Political Development

2011 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2011 Summer Session

National Institutions: The Presidency

2011 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2011 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2010 Fall Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2010 Summer Session

National Institutions: The Presidency

2010 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2010 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2009 Fall Quarter

American Political Development

2009 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2008 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2008 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2008 Winter Quarter

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2007 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

American Political Development

2007 Spring Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2007 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2006 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2005 Winter Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2004 Fall Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2004 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2004 Winter Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2003 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2003 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Seminar for Majors: Politics

2002 Fall Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2001 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

2000 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2000 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

Seminar for Majors: Politics

2000 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

1999 Spring Quarter

National Institutions: The Presidency

1999 Winter Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

1998 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 140B
National Institutions: The Presidency

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Summer Session

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2010 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 147C
American Political Development: Institutional Development

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 275
Seminar: American Political Institutions

2015 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 40
Introduction to American Politics

2013 Summer Session

2012 Summer Session

POL SCI 260B
Survey Course in American Politics: American Political Institutions

2013 Spring Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88SA
Madison versus Modernity: Is Constitution Relevant to Democracy in 2012?

2012 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 273
American Political Development

2012 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2003 Fall Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI C197C
Seminar for Majors: Politics

2003 Winter Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI C197C

1998 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 140B

1998 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 149

1997 Fall Quarter