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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Lanny W. Martin
Professor
Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:lmartin@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. Political Science (1990) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • M.A. Political Science (1997) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Ph.D. Political Science (2000) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Websites
 Lanny Martin website
 Home Page of Lanny W. Martin
 Home Page of Lanny W. Martin
 
Research Areas
 Comparative politics, legislative institutions, coalition government, European politics
 
Research Statement
 Professor Martin's research focuses on legislative institutions, democratic processes, and coalition government in advanced industrial democracies. His current projects examine the impact of legislative review procedures on coalition policymaking in parliamentary democracies.
 
Research Statement
 Professor Martin?s research focuses on legislative institutions, democratic processes, and coalition government in advanced industrial democracies. His current projects examine the impact of legislative review procedures on coalition policymaking in parliamentary democracies.
 
Teaching Areas
 Comparative politics, democratic processes, European politics
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg 2014. “A Step in the Wrong Direction: An Appraisal of the Zero-Intelligence Model of Government Formation.” Journal of Politics, Forthcoming.

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2013. “Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending.” Journal of Politics 75(4): 953-67.
–Winner of the 2014 SPSA Best Article Award for best article published in JOP– 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2014. “Parties and Policymaking in Mul- tiparty Governments: The Legislative Median, Ministerial Autonomy, and the Coalition Compromise.” American Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Randolph T. Stevenson. 2010. “The Conditional Impact of Incumbency on Government Formation.” American Political Science Review 104(3): 503-18. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2008. “Coalition Government and Politi- cal Communication.” Political Research Quarterly 61(3): 502-16. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2008. “Reply to Benoit and Laver.” Political Analysis 16(1): 112-14. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2008. “A Robust Transformation Procedure for Interpreting Political Text.” Political Analysis 16(1): 93-100. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2003. “Wasting Time? The Impact of Ideology and Size on Delay in Coalition Formation.” British Journal of Political Science 33(2): 323-32. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Randolph T. Stevenson. 2001. “Government Formation in Parliamentary Democracies.” American Journal of Political Science 45(1): 33-50. 

 
 Articles
 Influence without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation. Legislative Studies Quarterly 30(4): 529-48.
 
 Coalition Policymaking and Legislative Review. American Political Science Review 99(1): 93-106.
 
 

Druckman, James N., Lanny W. Martin, and Michael F. Thies "Influence without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation." Legislative Studies Quarterly, 30(4) (2005) : 529-48.In Press

 
 

Martin, Lanny W., and Georg Vanberg. "Coalition Policymaking and Legislative Review." American Political Science Review, 99(1) (2/05) : 93-106.In Press

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. "The Government Agenda in Parliamentary Democracies." American Journal of Political Science, 48(3) (7/04) : 445-61.

 
 

Martin, Lanny W., and Georg Vanberg "Policing the Bargain: Coalition Government and Parliamentary Scrutiny." American Journal of Political Science, 48(1) (1/04) : 13-27.

 
 Books
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2011. Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
–Winner of the 2012 APSA Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for best book on legislative politics– 

 
 Book chapters
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2014. “Coalition Formation and Policymaking in Parliamentary Democracies.” In Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions, ed. Jennifer Gandhi and Rub ́en Ruiz-Rufino. New York: Routledge Press. 

 
 

Martin, Lanny W. and Georg Vanberg. 2014. “Legislative Institutions and Coali- tion Government.” In Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies, ed. Thomas Saalfeld, Kaare Strøm, and Shane Martin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

Presentation: “The Allocation of Ministries in Multiparty Governments,” 2013 Kollo- quium, Mannheimer Zentrum fu ̈r Europa ̈ische Sozialforschung, Universita ̈t Mannheim. 

 
 

Presentation: “The Allocation of Ministries in Multiparty Governments,” 2014 Seminar on Understanding Politics, University of California–Merced.

 
 

Presentation: “The Legislative Median and Policymaking in Multiparty Governments” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2013 Conference on Political Representation, Vanderbilt University. 

 
 

Presentation: “The Allocation of Ministries in Multiparty Governments,” 2013 Seminar Series in Political Economy, Washington University in St. Louis. 

 
 

Presentation: “The Legislative Median and Policymaking in Multiparty Govern- ments” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2013 Conference of the European Political Sci- ence Association. 

 
 

Presentation: “Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2012 World Conference of the Public Choice Societies. 

 
 

Presentation: “Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2012 Conference of the European Political Science As- sociation. 

 
 

Presentation: “Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2012 Conference on Institutions and Law-Making, Emory University. 

 
 

Presentation: “A Solution to the Selection Problem in Models of Government Survival” (with Daina Chiba and Randolph T. Stevenson) at the 2011 Conference of the American Political Science Association.

 
 

Presentation: “Popularity and Government Survival,” 2011 Kolloquium, Mannheimer Zentrum fu ̈r Europa ̈ische Sozialforschung, Universita ̈t Mannheim. 

 
 

Discussant, 2011 Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research. Panel: Government Formation and Survival. 

 
 

Presentation: “A Solution to the Selection Problem in Models of Government Survival” (with Daina Chiba and Randolph T. Stevenson) at the 2010 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association.

 
 

Presentation: “Incumbency, Context, and Government Formation in Multiparty Parliamentary Democracies” (with Randolph T. Stevenson), 2009 Kolloquium, Mannheimer Zentrum fu ̈r Europa ̈ische Sozialforschung, Universita ̈t Mannheim. 

 
 

Presentation: “A Micro-Level Approach for Measuring State Electoral Competition” (with William D. Berry, Belinda C. Davis, and Charles J. Barrilleaux) at the 2007 State Politics and Policy Conference. 

 
 

Presentation: “A Robust Transformation Procedure for Interpreting Political Texts.” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2006 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. 

 
 

Presentation: “Talking the Talk: Multiparty Government and Legislative Debate” (with Georg Vanberg) at the 2006 Conference of the American Political Science As- sociation. 

 
 Panelist
 

Discussant, 2013 Conference of the European Political Science Association. Panel: Coalition Formation. 

 
 

Discussant, 2013 Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research. Panel: Intraparty Conflict, Coalition Politics, and Legislative Decision-Making. 

 
 

Discussant, 2012 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Panel: Ministerial Selection and Cabinet Stability in Challenging Times. 

 
 

Discussant, 2011 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Panel: Coalition Governments II.

 
 

Discussant and Panel Chair, 2011 Conference of the European Political Science Association. Panel: Decentralization and its Consequences. 

 
 

Discussant and Panel Chair, 2010 Conference of the American Political Science Association. Panel: The Dimensionality of the Legislative Agenda. 

 
 

Discussant, 2008 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Panel: Veto Players. 

 
 

Chair, 2006 Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Panel: Electoral Institutions, Representation, and Policy. 

 
 

Co-presenter.  "Coalition Policymaking and Legislative Review." American Political Science Assn., Chicago, IL. (September, 2004) With Georg Vanberg

 
 

Co-presenter.  "Who Guards the Ministers? Coalition Government, Ministerial Discretion, and Legislative Influence." Midwest Political Science Assn., Chicago, IL. (April 2004) With Georg Vanberg

 
 Session Chair
 

Panel Chair, 2010 Conference of the American Political Science Association. Panel: Legislative Responsiveness to Voter Opinion. 

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor, Journal of Politics. (2015 - 2015)

 Member of the Editorial Board, American Journal of Political Science. (2010 - 2011)

 Editor, Legislative Studies Quarterly. (2012 - 2012)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 2014 SPSA Best Article Award for best article published in JOP, SPSA, JOP

 2012 APSA Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for best book on legislative politics, APSA

 2006 APSA Jewell-Loewenberg Award for best article published in LSQ, Legislative Studies Quarterly