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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Royce Carroll
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Political Science
 
e-mail:rcarroll@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Political Science (2007) University of California, San Diego
  • M.A. Political Science (2004) University of California, San Diego
  • B.A. Government (2000) University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • B.J. Journalism (2000) University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Research Areas
 Comparative politics, coalitions, legislative studies, methodology, political parties.
 

Research Statement

 

Carroll's research focuses on the cross-national study of legislatures and coalition politics across both advanced and developing democracies. He is currently working on several projects investigating the cooperation among and within political parties in legislative behavior and in the distribution of legislative power, executive offices, and government resources. Other, related research interests include methods of analyzing legislative voting and interbranch relations.

 
Teaching Areas
 Comparative legislative studies, Democratic Institutions, Democratization, Representation, Scaling Methods
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

Royce Carroll and Gary W. Cox "Shadowing Ministers: Monitoring Partners in Coalition Governments." Comparative Political Studies (2012)

 
 

Royce Carroll and Jason Eichorst "The Role of Party: The Legislative Consequences of Partisan Electoral Competition." Legislative Studies Quarterly, 53 (2013)

 
 

Royce Carroll and Monika Nalepa "Party Institutionalization and Legislative Organization." Comparative PoliticsIn Press

 
 

Royce Carroll, Keith Poole, Howard Rosenthal, Jeff Lewis and James Lo "The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting." American Journal of Political Science (2013) In Press

 
 

Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis, James Lo and Royce Carroll "Scaling Roll Call Votes with W-NOMINATE in R." Journal of Statistical Software, 42(14) (2011)

 
 

Royce Carroll and Lydia Tiede "Judicial Behavior on Chile's Constitutional Tribunal." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies (2011)

 
 

Royce Carroll and Henry A. Kim "Party Government and 'The Cohesive Power of Public Plunder'." American Journal of Political Science, 54(1) (2010)

 
 

Royce Carroll, Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis, James Lo and Howard Rosenthal "Comparing NOMINATE and IDEAL: Points of difference and Monte Carlo tests." Legislative Studies Quarterly, 34(4) (2009)

 
 

Royce Carroll, Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis, James Lo and Howard Rosenthal "Measuring Bias and Uncertainty in Ideal Point Estimates: DW-NOMINATE." Political Analysis (2009)

 
 

Royce Carroll and Gary W. Cox "The Logic of Gamson’s Law: Pre-Electoral Coalitions and Portfolio Allocations." American Journal of Political Science, 52(2) (2007) : 300–313.

 
 

Royce Carroll, Gary W. Cox and Monica Pachon "How parties create electoral democracy, chapter 2." Legislative Studies Quarterly, 31(2) (2006) : 153-175.

 
 Books
 

David A. Armstrong, II, Ryan Bakker, Royce Carroll, Christopher Hare, Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal "Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R." 


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 Book chapters
 

Royce Carroll and Keith Poole "Roll Call Analysis and the Study of Legislatures." The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (2013) In Press

 
 

Royce Carroll and Matthew Søberg Shugart. "Neo-Madisonian Theory and Latin American Institutions." Regimes and Democracy in Latin America. Theories and Methods (2007)

 
 Other
 

Keith Poole, Jeff Lewis and James Lo and Royce Carroll 2011 "R Package for Basic Space Scaling."  (2011)

 
 

Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis and James Lo and Royce Carroll "Optimal Classification for R." 

 
 

Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis and James Lo and Royce Carroll "WNOMINATE for R." 

 
 

Royce Carroll, Keith Poole, Jeffrey Lewis, James Lo and Howard Rosenthal "DW-NOMINATE Scores with Bootstrapped Standard Errors." 

 
Presentations
 Lectures
 

"Workshop on Ideal Point Estimation for Political Science Applications." University of Notre Dame, (April 2011)

 
 Panelist
 

"The Role of Party: The Legislative Consequences of Partisan Electoral Competition." American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA. (August 31-September 4, 2011) With Jason Eichorst

 
 

"Electoral Competition and Legislative Organization." Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 2010. (2010) With Jason Eichorst

 
 

"Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change: Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations." American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2-5, 2010. With Ashley Leeds and Michaela Mattes

 
 

"Party Institutionalization and Legislative Organization in the Polish Parliamant." American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2-5, 2010. (2010) With Monika Nalepa

 
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Raúl Cipriano González, PhD Democratization and agenda control in the thirty-one Mexican state legislatures,. (2009) (Committee Member)

 Juan Pablo Micozzi, PhD Microlegislation, Career Paths and Legislative Behavior in Argentina. (2009) (Committee Member)

 Marc Sabbagh, BA Honors Thesis: Democratization in the Arab World. (2012) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

 Akitaka Matsuo, PhD The Electoral Strategy of Legislative Politics: Balancing Party and Member Reputation in Japan and Taiwan. (2012) (Committee Member)

 David Fortunato, PhD Essays on voter perceptions of parliamentary government. (2012) (Committee Member)

 Tiffany Barnes, PhD Gender Quotas and The Representation of Women: Empowerment, Decision-making, and Public Policy . (2012) (Committee Member)

  William Craig Meddaugh, PhD Ministerial Policy Preferences, Single-party Majority Governments, and the Role of the Legislature in Westminster-style Systems. (2013) (Committee Member)

 Jason Eichorst, PhD Legislative Speech and Representation in Latin America. (2013) (Committee Member)

 Jinhyeok Jang, PhD Vote-seeking Incentives and Dimensionality of the Legislative Agenda: An Analysis of the Bill Sponsorship Patterns of Representatives in Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, and Taiwan. (2014) (Committee Member)

 Matt Loftis, Ph.D. Delegation of political power in modern democracies. (2015) (Committee Member)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Social Sciences Research Professorship, Social Sciences Research Institute

 Outstanding Associate Award, McMurtry College

 Faculty Teaching and Mentorship Award, Rice University Graduate Student Association (May 2012)

Positions Held
 Director, Clarke Leadership Research Fellows Program. (2013 - 2013)

 Associate Editor, The Political Methodologist. (2013 - 2013)