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A unified spatial model of American political institutions

In: Handbook of Social Choice and Voting


  • Thomas H. Hammond


This Handbook provides an overview of interdisciplinary research related to social choice and voting that is intended for a broad audience. Expert contributors from various fields present critical summaries of the existing literature, including intuitive explanations of technical terminology and well-known theorems, suggesting new directions for research.

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  • Thomas H. Hammond, 2015. "A unified spatial model of American political institutions," Chapters, in: Jac C. Heckelman & Nicholas R. Miller (ed.), Handbook of Social Choice and Voting, chapter 11, pages 182-200, Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:15584_11

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    1. Fang‐Yi Chiou & Lawrence S. Rothenberg, 2003. "When Pivotal Politics Meets Partisan Politics," American Journal of Political Science, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 47(3), pages 503-522, July.
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    3. Michael A. Bailey, 2007. "Comparable Preference Estimates across Time and Institutions for the Court, Congress, and Presidency," American Journal of Political Science, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 51(3), pages 433-448, July.
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    5. Hammond, Thomas H & Knott, Jack H, 1996. "Who Controls the Bureaucracy?: Presidential Power, Congressional Dominance, Legal Constraints, and Bureaucratic Autonomy in a Model of Multi-institutional Policy-Making," Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Oxford University Press, vol. 12(1), pages 119-166, April.
    6. Jeffrey A. Segal & Chad Westerland & Stefanie A. Lindquist, 2011. "Congress, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review: Testing a Constitutional Separation of Powers Model," American Journal of Political Science, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 55(1), pages 89-104, January.
    7. Bianco, William T. & Sened, Itai, 2005. "Uncovering Evidence of Conditional Party Government: Reassessing Majority Party Influence in Congress and State Legislatures," American Political Science Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 99(3), pages 361-371, August.
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    9. Ferejohn, John A. & Weingast, Barry R., 1992. "A positive theory of statutory interpretation," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(2), pages 263-279, June.
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