John D. Huber

John D. Huber

Research Interest

John Huber teaches and conducts research with a focus on the comparative study of democratic processes. 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 current projects focus on bureaucracy, civil war, and inter-generational solidarity. Huber served as chair of the political science department from 2006-09 and 2010-13, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

"Redistribution, Pork and Elections," (with Michael Ting), forthcoming, Journal of European Economic Association.

"Measuring ethnic voting: Do proportional electoral laws politicize ethnicity?" American Journal of Political Science 56(4): 986-1001.

“Church-state separation and redistribution” (with Piero Stanig). Journal of Public Economics, 95 (7-8): 828-836. 2011.

“Cultural vs. Economic Differences: Forms of ethnic diversity and public goods provision” (with Kate Baldwin), American Political Science Review 104.4 (Dec 2010): 644-662. 2010.

“Replacing cabinet ministers: Patterns of ministerial stability in parliamentary democracies” (with Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo) American Political Science Review 102(2): 169-80. 2008.

“Institutional context, cognitive resources and party attachments across democracies” (with George Kernell and Eduardo L. Leoni). Political Analysis 13(4):365-86. 2005

“Bureaucratic Capacity, Delegation, and Political Reform,” (with Nolan McCarty), American Political Science Review, 98(3): 481-94 (2004).

“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).

“Sleepwalking Democrats and American public support for President Bush’s attack on Iraq,” Constellations 10(3): 392-407 (2003).

“Cabinet Decision Rules and Political Uncertainty in Parliamentary Bargaining,” (with Nolan McCarty), American Political Science Review 95(2),: 345-61 (2001).

“Legislatures and Statutory Control of Bureaucracy” (with Charles Shipan and Madelaine Pfahler), American Journal of Political Science 45 (2): 330-46 (2001).

“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).

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