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John D. Huber
John Huber teaches and conducts research with a focus on the comparative study of democratic processes. His current research focuses primarily on ethnic politics, inequality, the politics of redistribution and bureaucracy. He recently published Exclusion by Elections: Inequality, Ethnic Identity and Democracy, which develops a theory about how inequality can foster identity politics, which can then limit the propensity of a democracy to respond to inequality. In addition to numerous articles, he previously published Rationalizing Parliament: Legislative Institutions and Party Politics in France, and Deliberate Discretion? Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (with Charles Shipan). His research has been awarded the Heinz Eulau Award, the Richard Fenno Prize, the Gregory Luebbert Prize, and the William Riker Prize. Huber served as chair of the political science department from 2006-09 and 2010-13, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.
“Cabinet Instability and the Accumulation of Experience: The French Fourth and Fifth Republics in Comparative Perspective,” (with Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo), British Journal of Political Science, 34:27-48 (2004).
“Cabinet Instability and Delegation in Parliamentary Democracies” (with Arthur Lupia), American Journal of Political Science 45(1): 18-33 (2001).
“Delegation to Civil Servants in Parliamentary Democracies.” European Journal of Political Research 37:397-413 (2000).
“Putting Parties in their Place: Inferring Party Left-Right Ideological Positions from Manifestos Data” (with Matthew Gabel), American Journal of Political Science, 44(1)94-103 (2000)
“The Costs of Control: Legislators, Agencies, and Transaction Costs” (with Charles R. Shipan) Legislative Studies Quarterly 25 (1): 25-52 (2000)
“How does Cabinet Instability affect Political Performance: Credible Commitment, Information, and Health Care Cost Containment in Parliamentary Politics,” The American Political Science Review 92:577-92 (1998).
“Sense and Sensibility: The Role of Rules” (with Douglas Dion). The American Journal of Political Science 41:945-57 (July 1997).
“L'analyse du choix rationnel en science politique” (with Sylvain Brouard and Eric Kerrouche). Révue Internationale de Politique Comparée, Volume 4, no. 1, (1997).
“The Vote of Confidence in Parliamentary Democracies,” American Political Science Review 90:269-82 (1996).
“Procedural Choice and the House Committee on Rules,” (with Douglas Dion), The Journal of Politics 58:25-53 (1996).
“Expert Interpretations of Party Space and Party Locations in 42 Societies,” (with Ronald Inglehart), Party Politics, Volume 1, no. 1. pages 73-111 (January 1995).
“Congruence between Citizens and Policymakers in Two Visions of Liberal Democracy,” (with G. Bingham Powell, Jr.), World Politics 46:291-326 (1994).
“Restrictive Legislative Procedures in France and the US.” The American Political Science Review 86:675-88 (1992).
“Values and Partisanship in Left-right Orientations: Measuring Ideology.” The European Journal of Political Research 17:599-621 (1989).