An abstract of my dissertation and book project, Proportional Representation in American Cities, is here.
- Santucci, Jack. 2017. "Party Splits, not Progressives: The Origins of Proportional Representation in American Local Government." American Politics Research 45(3): 494-526. — Past enactments of multi-winner RCV were joint efforts by minority parties and majority-party factions.
Edited article-length work
- Santucci, Jack. 2010. "What is the Future for Democracy Promotion?" Democracy & Society 7(1): 5-7. — Argues the U.S. would have an increasingly hard time promoting democracy abroad.
- Santucci, Jack and Magnus Öhman. 2009. "Practical solutions for the disclosure of campaign and political party finance." In Political Finance Regulation: The Global Experience, edited by Magnus Öhman and Hani Zainulbhai, 25-42. Washington, DC: International Foundation for Electoral Systems. — Documents comparative disclosure rules and summarizes implementation challenges.
- Santucci, Jack. 2006. "The Missing Half: Ensuring Fair Representation in Post-merger Essex, Vermont." National Civic Review 95(3): 42-50. — Summarizes main voting methods for U.S. multi-winner elections.
Working papers on modern American politics
- Party and cleavage in the 2016 election. — Estimates ideal points for 8,000 Americans. Identity politics define the party system, and economic issues divide both parties.
- Estimating dynamic, common-space public opinion: Why Maine took two decades to adopt ranked-choice voting. — Single-winner RCV enactment requires the second-largest party to expect to win on smaller-party voters' transfers.
Working papers on PR in America ("multi-winner RCV")
- Evidence of a winning-cohesion tradeoff under multi-winner ranked-choice voting. — Suggestive evidence that multi-winner RCV makes majority-seeking parties reach beyond their bases.
- Bad for party discipline: Why unions attacked the single transferable vote in Cincinnati. — Documents labor participation in racially charged repeal and shows that the motive was white liberals' coalition defection in government.
- Exit from proportional representation and implications for ranked-choice voting in American government. — Parties that otherwise would benefit from multi-winner RCV oppose it when (1) they do not control the pivotal legislator and (2) expect to survive return to plurality voting.
- The other side of urban reform: Insurgents and issues under city STV, 1930-61. — Early, highly aggregated version of "Evidence of a winning-cohesion tradeoff." Suggests similar dynamic in New York City, 1937-47.
Working papers on ideal points
- Legislator replacement and party position change in American single transferable vote elections. — Estimates of dynamic ideal points are sensitive to choice of model start values.