Royce Carroll is Reader in Comparative Politics at the University of Essex. His research focuses on democratic institutions and the role of representation in the policy-making process, particularly legislative politics and the politics of coalitions within and between political parties. His recent research focuses on political parties, the distribution of legislative power and on the spatial analysis of political choices in the measurement of preferences and ideology. He has previously taught at Rice University.

Journal Articles:

“Recovering a Basic Space from Issue Scales in R” with Keith T. Poole, Jeffrey B. Lewis, James Lo and Howard Rosenthal. 2016 Journal of Statistical Software, 69(1)

“Using Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling to Study Citizens’ Ideological Preferences and Perceptions,” with David Armstrong, Ryan Bakker, Chris Hare, and Keith T. Poole. 2015. American Journal of Political Science, 59(3)

“The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting,” with Keith T. Poole, Howard Rosenthal, Jeffrey B. Lewis and James Lo, 2013. American Journal of Political Science, 57(4)