Peer-reviewed articles and research notes
- McCarthy, Devin and Jack Santucci. 2021. "Ranked-choice Voting as a Generational Issue in Modern American Politics." Politics and Policy, early version. — Finds generational split on ranked-ballot reforms as of 2018. This split cuts across major-party and racial divides.
- Santucci, Jack. 2020. "Did the Party System Change from 2012-2016?" Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, early version. — Some evidence that party-switching increased intraparty divisions on issues of redistribution.
- Santucci, Jack. 2019. "Using Mixed Methods to Recover Electoral History: The American Path to Proportional Voting." SAGE Research Methods Cases (Part 2). — Tips on doing quantitative research in urban political development.
- Santucci, Jack. 2018. "Maine Ranked-choice Voting as a Case of Electoral System Change." Representation 54 (3): 297-311. Awarded best paper for 2018. [Ungated] — Single-seat RCV finds favor where the majority cannot coordinate, yet shares a common enemy.
- Santucci, Jack. 2018. "Evidence of a Winning-cohesion Tradeoff under Multi-winner Ranked-choice Voting." Electoral Studies 52: 128-138. [Ungated] — Majority-seeking parties in multi-seat RCV elections have incentives to incorporate independent candidates.
- Santucci, Jack. 2017. "Party Splits, not Progressives: The Origins of Proportional Representation in American Local Government." American Politics Research 45 (3): 494-526. — It takes a majority to pass multi-seat RCV. Historically, such majorities included ruling-party defectors and one or more minority parties.
- Santucci, Jack. 2021. "The politics industry: How political innovation can break partisan gridlock and save our democracy. Gehl, Katherine M. and Porter, Michael E. Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA, 2020. 316 pp. $30.00 (cloth)." Governance, early version. [Ungated]
- Santucci, Jack. 2020. "Multiparty America?" The Journal of Politics 82 (4): e35-e39. [Ungated] — Electoral reform is coalition reshuffling, begins with the choice of reform partners, and, historically in the United States, has curtailed rights instead of expanding voting.
- Latner, Michael S. and Jack Santucci. 2018. Possible Results of Proportional-voting Systems for Seattle Port Commission Elections. More Equitable Democracy, July 24.
- Santucci, Jack and Michael S. Latner. 2018. Voting-system Options for the Seattle Port Commission. More Equitable Democracy, May 11.
- Santucci, Jack. 2010. "What is the Future for Democracy Promotion?" Democracy & Society 7 (1): 5-7. — International democracy promotion depends on easy reform targets, which are disappearing.
- 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. — Campaign finance disclosure legislation must take account of local conditions, including unintended consequences.
- Santucci, Jack. 2006. "The Missing Half: Ensuring Fair Representation in Post-merger Essex, Vermont." National Civic Review 95 (3): 42-50. — There are ways to promote minority representation without moving to single-seat districts.
Selected working papers
The following projects are "on my back burner." All of them deal in some way with party change. Certain readers may find these papers useful.
- A process-populism dimension in the US public? Evidence from two surveys in 2016 (April 2018) — Shows with survey items that a populist-elite dimension is orthogonal to liberal-conservative. An earlier version, available on SocArxiv (October 2017), shows that non-economic issues were salient in 2016, while economic issues (e.g., trade and wealth tax) were not.
- Tracing what it means to be liberal and conservative in the American electorate from 2012 to 2016 (with Hans Noel).
- Bad for Party Discipline: Why Unions Attacked the Single Transferable Vote in Cincinnati (June 2017) — Documents organized-labor participation in Republican-led and racially charged repeal campaign. Argues that the trigger was defection by anti-labor coalition partners. Suggests that pre-election coordination was insufficient to organize city councils under "nonpartisan multi-seat ranked-choice voting."