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Professor Royce Carroll

Professor
Department of Government
Professor Royce Carroll
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873475

  • Location

    5.306, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment

Profile

Biography

Royce Carroll is Professor in Comparative Politics at The University of Essex. His research focuses on the comparative study of representation, elite and mass political behaviour, democratic institutions, political parties, and ideology, as well as quantitative methodology.

Qualifications

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

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

  • Bachelor of Journalism University of Texas at Austin, (2000)

Appointments

University of Essex

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

  • Director of Summer Schools and Short Courses, University of Essex (1/8/2021 - present)

  • Director, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, University of Essex (1/4/2019 - 1/8/2022)

  • Deputy Director, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (1/9/2016 - 31/3/2019)

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

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

Political Institutions

Legislative politics, electoral systems

Open to supervise

Political Parties

Open to supervise

Quantitative study of ideology and political attitudes

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Elite Polarization in Parliamentary Democracies

Invited presentation, Invited talk, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23/12/2019

Measuring and Explaining the Dimensionality of Party Ideological Perceptions

Invited presentation, Invited talk, Bergen, Norway, 30/10/2019

Measuring Ideology

Invited presentation, Invited talk, Bogota, Colombia, 22/10/2019

Designing Research in Political Science

Invited presentation, Invited talk, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 25/9/2019

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Yen-Chieh Liao
Yen-Chieh Liao
Thesis title: Electoral Reform, Distributive Politics, and Parties in the Taiwanese Congress
Degree subject: Politics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 6/1/2023
Joelle Tasker
Joelle Tasker
Degree subject: Political Science
Degree type: Master of Science
Awarded date: 5/10/2022
Sarah Marie-Noelle Wagner
Sarah Marie-Noelle Wagner
Thesis title: Radical Left Parties and the Role of Euroscepticism
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/2/2022
Tatiana Andrea Gelvez Rubio
Tatiana Andrea Gelvez Rubio
Thesis title: Three Essays on Local Government Performance and Political Institutions in Colombia
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 26/1/2021

Publications

Journal articles (25)

Carroll, R. and Fernando, M., (2022). Multi-level legislative representation in an inchoate party system: Mass-elite ideological congruence in Brazil. Party Politics, 135406882211304-135406882211304

Carrion, V. and Carroll, R., (2022). The effects of candidate appearance on electoral success: Evidence from Ecuador. Political Research Quarterly, 106591292211191-106591292211191

Carroll, R. and Kubo, H., (2021). Measuring and Explaining the Complexity of `Left-Right' Perceptions of Political Parties. Electoral Studies. 71, 102310-102310

Peresman, A., Carroll, R. and Back, H., (2021). Authoritarianism and immigration attitudes in the UK. Political Studies, 003232172110324-003232172110324

Carroll, R. and Nalepa, M., (2021). When Does the Personal Vote Matter for Party Loyalty? The Conditional Effects of Candidate-Centred Electoral Systems. Parliamentary Affairs. 74 (1), 102-120

Renström, E., Bäck, H. and Carroll, R., (2021). Intergroup Threat and Affective Polarization in a Multi-Party System. Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 9 (2), 553-576

Carroll, R. and Nalepa, M., (2020). The personal vote and party cohesion: Modeling the effects of electoral rules on intraparty politics. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 32 (1), 36-69

Carroll, R. 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, R. 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, KT., Lewis, JB., Rosenthal, H., Lo, J. and Carroll, R., (2016). Recovering a Basic Space from Issue Scales in R. JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE. 69 (7), 1-21

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

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

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., LO, J., 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 (3), 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 (2)

II, DAA., Bakker, R., Carroll, R., Hare, C., Poole, KT. and Rosenthal, H., (2020). Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment, Second Edition. CRC Press. 1138715336. 9781138715332

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

Book chapters (5)

Baumann, M., Bäck, H. and Carroll, R., Debates in the Swedish Riksdag. In: The Politics of Legislative Debate. Oxford University Press

Bäck, H. and Carroll, RA., (2020). 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. 314- 335. 9780198809296

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. 122- 147. 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., . Oxford University Press

Carroll, R. and Shugart, M., (2007). Neo-Madisonian Theory and Latin American Institutions. In: Regimes and Democracy in Latin America Theories and Methods. Editors: Munck, G., . Oxford University Press. 9780199219902

Grants and funding

2022

Commercialising Social Science Research Through CPD Training

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

2020

Strengthening Local Governance and Peacebuilding in Colombia using Data Analysis

University of Essex (GCRF)

Party representation: beyond left-right ideology

British Academy

2019

Improving local governance in Colombia through data analysis

University of Essex (GCRF)

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