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  • The Dimensionality Of Political Space: Epistemological And Methodological Considerations 

    BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD (2012)
    Spatial characterizations of agents’ preferences lie at the heart of many theories of political competition. These give rise to explicitly dimensional interpretations. Parties define and differentiate themselves in terms ...
  • Credible Enforcement before Credible Commitment: Exploring the Importance of Sequencing 

    D'ARCY, MICHELLE (2013)
    States that are both strong and democratic are the most capable of delivering human development. Existing rational choice accounts of collective action and credible commitment have provided us with the answer as to why ...
  • Food Security and Elite-Ruler Relations in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring the impact of democracy on public goods provision 

    D'ARCY, MICHELLE (2012)
    How does democracy impact on public goods provision? This question has provoked a wealth of empirical and theoretical investigation, but few answers that satisfactorily explain emerging patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most ...
  • Taxation, Democracy and State-Building: how does sequencing matter? 

    D'ARCY, MICHELLE (Quality of Government Institute, 2012)
    What is the relationship between democracy and taxation, under conditions of `reverse? sequencing? Existing theories about taxation and democracy have presumed this relationship to be positive, but they have largely been ...
  • A Conservative revolution:: the electoral response to economic crisis in Ireland 

    MARSH, MICHAEL ANTHONY (2014)
    The 2011 election in Ireland was one of the most dramatic elections in European postwar history in terms of net electoral volatility. In some respects the election overturned the traditional party system. Yet it was a ...
  • The Lottery as a Democratic Institution 

    STONE, PETER; DELANNOI, GIL; DOWLEN, OLIVER (2013-09-03)
    Proponents of random selection in politics have identified at least eight potential contributions that the practice can make to the political process. These are: descriptive representation, prevention of corruption and/or ...
  • The Concept of Picking 

    STONE, PETER (2013-08-07)
    Human behavior, like everything else, has causes. Most of the time, those causes can be described as reasons. Human beings perform actions because they have reasons for performing them. They are capable of surveying the ...
  • Conceptualizing Lotteries 

    STONE, PETER (2007-09)
    A number of philosophers and social scientists have investigated the use of lotteries to make various kinds of decisions. These investigations have not, however, produced a rigorous definition of a lottery. This paper ...
  • On Linking Cognitive Mechanisms to Game Play 

    STONE, PETER (2003-09)
    Tomonori Morikawa, James E. Hanley, and John Orbell have argued that natural selection leads populations who play Hawk-Dove, a game-theoretic stylization of confrontation, to develop the capacity for various `orders of ...
  • Making the World Safe for Methods 

    STONE, PETER (2001)
  • The parliamentary election in Ireland, February 2011 

    GALLAGHER, MICHAEL; COURTNEY, MICHAEL (Elsevier, 2012)
    The three-party coalition government formed in 2007 between Fianna Fail, the Green Party and the Progressive Democrats appeared to have a bulletproof majority, and there was every reason to expect that, like its two immediate ...
  • Economic voting in a crisis: the Irish election of 2011 

    MARSH, MICHAEL ANTHONY (2012)
    The paper explores a question raised by the 2011 Irish election, which saw an almost unprecedented decline in support for a major governing party after an economic collapse that necessitated an ECB/IMF ?bailout?. This seems ...
  • Citizens Assembly 

    BYRNE, ELAINE (2011)
    We the Citizens set out with optimism, and indeed hope, to test the value to our democracy of including citizens more directly in decision-making. That hope has been truly vindicated. We now have unequivocal proof that ...
  • National Integrity System Country Study Ireland 

    BYRNE, ELAINE; DEVITT, JOHN (Transparency International, 2009)
    The purpose of the National Integrity Study on Ireland is to assess the National Integrity System, in theory (laws and institutions) and practice (how well they work). It provides a benchmark for measuring further developments ...
  • On Fair Lotteries 

    STONE, PETER (2008-11)
    When James Watson and Francis Crick submitted to Nature their groundbreaking paper relating DNA structure to protein synthesis, they faced a choice. In what order were their names to be listed? Would it be ?Watson and ...
  • Introduction to A Citizen Legislature by Ernest Callenbach and Michael Philips 

    STONE, PETER (Imprint Academic, 2008)
    In 1997, I was a graduate student in the Political Science Department at the University of Rochester. Like most graduate students, I was always on the lookout for ways to earn a little extra money. For this reason, I became ...
  • Three Arguments for Lotteries 

    STONE, PETER (Sage, 2010)
    Philosophers and social scientists have offered a variety of arguments for making certain types of decisions by lot. This paper examines three such arguments. These arguments identify indeterminacy, fairness and incentive ...
  • Lotteries and Probability Theory 

    STONE, PETER (Imprint Academic, 2010)
    A variety of decisions seem to require resort to a coin toss, die roll, or the drawing of straws?in other words, a fair lottery. This raises the question of what features distinguish fair lotteries from alternative procedures. ...
  • Committees and Party Cohesion in the European Parliament 

    MC ELROY, GAIL (2008)
    How do political parties enforce party discipline and promote cohesiveness in newly emerging legislatures? Political parties in established parliamentary democracies typically exhibit such high levels of unity that the ...

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