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    • Recovering a Basic Space from Issue Scales in R 

      Poole, Keith T.; Lewis, Jeffrey B.; Rosenthal, Howard; Lo, James; Carroll, Royce (2016)
      basicspace is an R package that conducts Aldrich-McKelvey and Blackbox scaling to recover estimates of the underlying latent dimensions of issue scale data. We illustrate several applications of the package to survey data ...
    • The Role of Party: The Legislative Consequences of Partisan Electoral Competition 

      Carroll, Royce; Eichorst, Jason (2013)
      We examine the proposition that incentives for legislative organization can be explained by the nature of electoral competition. We argue that legislators in environments where parties are competitive for majority status ...
    • Shadowing Ministers: Monitoring Partners in Coalition Governments 

      Carroll, Royce; Cox, Gary W. (2012)
      In this article the authors study delegation problems within multiparty coalition governments. They argue that coalition parties can use the committee system to “shadow” the ministers of their partners; that is, they can ...
    • The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting 

      Carroll, Royce; Lewis, Jeffrey B.; Lo, James; Poole, Keith T.; Rosenthal, Howard (2013)
      Empirical models of spatial voting allow legislators' locations in a policy or ideological space to be inferred from their roll-call votes. These are typically random utility models where the features of the utility functions ...