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Professor Royce Carroll

Professor
Department of Government
Professor Royce Carroll
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873475

  • Location

    5.306, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment

Profile

Biography

I am a Professor in Comparative Politics at The University of Essex. My research focuses on democratic institutions and the role of representation in the policy-making process, particularly in the areas of legislative politics, political parties and quantitative methodology in the measurement of ideology. He is also co-director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis. He previous worked as an Associate Professor of Political Science at Rice University in Houston, TX.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Political Science University of California, San Diego, (2007)

  • B.A. Government University of Texas at Austin, (2000)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Professor in Comparative Politics, Government, University of Essex (1/10/2018 - present)

  • Reader in Comparative Politics, Government, University of Essex (1/10/2016 - 1/10/2018)

  • Co-Director, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (1/9/2016 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Professor, Political Science, Rice University (7/7/2014 - 1/7/2016)

  • Assistant Professor, Political Science, Rice University (7/7/2007 - 7/7/2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Legislative Politics

Open to supervise

Political Parties

Open to supervise

Quantitative study of ideology and political attitudes

Open to supervise

Publications

Journal articles (18)

Carroll, RA. and Kubo, H., (2019). Measuring and Comparing Party Ideology and Heterogeneity. Party Politics. 25 (2), 245-256

Carroll, R. and Kubo, H., (2018). Explaining citizen perceptions of party ideological positions: The mediating role of political contexts. Electoral Studies. 51, 14-23

Carroll, RA. and Kubo, H., (2018). Polarization and ideological congruence between parties and supporters in Europe. Public Choice. 176 (1-2), 247-265

Pachón, M., Carroll, R. and Barragán, H., (2017). Ballot design and invalid votes: Evidence from Colombia. Electoral Studies. 48, 98-110

Poole, K., Lewis, J., Rosenthal, H., Lo, J. and Carroll, R., (2016). Recovering a Basic Space from Issue Scales inR. Journal of Statistical Software. 69 (7), 1-21

Hare, C., Armstrong, DA., Bakker, R., Carroll, R. and Poole, KT., (2015). Using Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling to Study Citizens' Ideological Preferences and Perceptions. American Journal of Political Science. 59 (3), 759-774

Mattes, M., Leeds, BA. and Carroll, R., (2015). Leadership Turnover and Foreign Policy Change: Societal Interests, Domestic Institutions, and Voting in the United Nations. International Studies Quarterly. 59 (2), 280-290

Carroll, R., Lewis, JB., Lo, J., Poole, KT. and Rosenthal, H., (2013). The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting. American Journal of Political Science. 57 (4), n/a-n/a

Carroll, R. and Eichorst, J., (2013). The Role of Party: The Legislative Consequences of Partisan Electoral Competition. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 38 (1), 83-109

Carroll, R. and Tiede, L., (2012). Ideological Voting on Chile's Constitutional Tribunal: Dissent Coalitions in the Adjudication of Rights. Journal of Human Rights. 11 (1), 85-105

Carroll, R. and Cox, GW., (2012). Shadowing Ministers. Comparative Political Studies. 45 (2), 220-236

Carroll, R. and Tiede, L., (2011). Judicial Behavior on the Chilean Constitutional Tribunal. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 8 (4), 856-877

Poole, K., Lewis, J., Lo, J. and Carroll, R., (2011). Scaling Roll Call Votes withwnominateinR. Journal of Statistical Software. 42 (14), 1-21

Carroll, R. and Kim, HA., (2010). Party government and the "cohesive power of public plunder". American Journal of Political Science. 54 (1), 34-44

Carroll, R., Lewis, JB., James, L., Poole, KT. and Rosenthal, H., (2009). Comparing NOMINATE and IDEAL: Points of difference and Monte Carlo tests. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 34 (4), 555-591

Carroll, R., Lewis, JB., Lo, J., Poole, KT. and Rosenthal, H., (2009). Measuring Bias and Uncertainty in DW-NOMINATE Ideal Point Estimates via the Parametric Bootstrap. Political Analysis. 17 (03), 261-275

Carroll, R. and Cox, GW., (2007). The Logic of Gamson's Law: Pre-election Coalitions and Portfolio Allocations. American Journal of Political Science. 51 (2), 300-313

Carroll, R., Cox, GW. and Pachón, M., (2006). How parties create electoral democracy, chapter 2. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 31 (2), 153-174

Books (1)

Armstrong, DA., Bakker, R., Carroll, R., Hare, C., Poole, KT. and Rosenthal, H., (2014). Analyzing spatial models of choice and judgment with R. CRC Press. 1466517158. 9781466517158

Book chapters (4)

Bäck, H. and Carroll, RA., The distribution of ministerial posts in parliamentary democracies. In: The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives. Editors: Andeweg, RB., Elgie, R., Helms, L., Kaarbo, J. and Müller-Rommel, F., . Oxford University Press

Carroll, RA. and Pachon, M., (2016). The Unrealized Potential of Presidential Coalitions in Colombia. In: Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America. Editors: Aleman, E. and Tsebelis, G., . Oxford University Press. 0198777868. 9780198777861

Carroll, RA. and Poole, KT., (2014). Roll-Call Analysis and the Study of Legislatures. In: The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Editors: Strøm, KW., Saalfeld, T. and Martin, S.,

Carroll, R. and Shugart, MS., (2007). Neo-Madisonian Theory and Latin American Institutions

Grants and funding

2018

Explaining Elite Polarisation in European Parliaments

British Academy

2017

Understanding the ideology, attitudes and traits behind public opinion on immigration policy

The British Academy

Contact

r.carroll@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873475

Location:

5.306, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

By Appointment

More about me
Curriculum Vitae: http://bit.ly/2RQ9bC6