Simon Hix
Room CON.H307
Government Department
LSE, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7657
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s.hix@lse.ac.uk
Twitter: @simonjhix
 

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Recently Published Research

Jack Blumenau, Andy Eggers, Dominik Hangartner and Simon Hix (2015) ‘Open/Closed List and Party Choice: Experimental Evidence from the UK’, British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming.

Simon Hix and Abdul Noury, (2015) ‘Government-Opposition or Left-Right?  The Institutional Determinants of Voting in
Legislatures’, Political Science Research and Methods, forthcoming. (see)

Christophe Crombez and Simon Hix (2015) ‘Legislative Activity and Gridlock in the European Union’, British Journal of Political
Science
, 45(3) 477-499. (see)

Mala Htun, G. Bingham Powell, John Carey, Karen E. Ferree, Simon Hix, Mona Lena Krook, Robert G. Moser, Shaheen Mozaffar, Andrew Rehfeld, Andrew Reynolds, Ethan Scheiner, Melissa Schwartzberg and Matthew S. Shugart (2013) ‘Between Science and Engineering: Reflections on the APSA Presidential Task Force on Political Science, Electoral Rules, and Democratic Governance’, Perspectives on Politics 11(3) 808-840. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2013) Why the 2014 European Parliament Election Matters: Ten Key Votes in EP7, report for the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS). (pdf)

Simon Hix (2013) ‘Institutional Design of Regional Integration: Balancing Delegation and Representation’, in Miles Kahler and Andrew MacIntyre (eds) Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 31-57. (see)

Simon Hix and Bjørn Høyland (2013) ‘Empowerment of the European Parliament’, Annual Review of Political Science 16: 171-189. (pdf)

John Carey and Simon Hix (2013) ‘District Magnitude and Representation of the Majority’s Preferences: A Comment and Reinterpretation’, Public Choice 154(1-2) 139-148. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Roger Scully and David Farrell (2012) ‘National or European Parliamentarians? Evidence from a New Survey of the Members of the European Parliament’, Journal of Common Market Studies 50(4) 670-683. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2011) ‘Where is the EU Going? Collapse, Fiscal Union, a Supersized Switzerland, or a new Democratic Politics’, Public Policy Research (journal of the IPPR), 18(2) 81-7. (pdf)

Christophe Crombez and Simon Hix (2011) 'Treaty Reform and the Commission's Appointment and Policy Making Role in the European Union', European Union Politics, 12(3) 291-314. (pdf)

John Carey and Simon Hix (2011) 'The Electoral Sweet Spot: Low-Magnitude Proportional Electoral Systems', American Journal of Political Science 55(2) 383-339. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Michael Marsh (2011) 'Second-Order Effects Plus Pan-European Political Swings: An Analysis of European Parliament Elections Across Time', Electoral Studies, 30(1) 4-15. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Bjorn Hoyland and Nick Vivyan (2010) 'From Doves to Hawks: A Spatial Analysis of Voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England', European Journal of Political Research, 49(6) 731-758. (pdf)

Hae-Won Jun and Simon Hix (2010) 'Electoral Systems, Political Career Paths and Legislative Behavior: Evidence from South Korea's Mixed-Member System', Japanese Journal of Political Science 11(2) 153-171. (pdf) (Replication files)

Simon Hix, Ron Johnston and Iain McLean (2010) Choosing an Electoral System, London: British Academy. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gerard Roland (2009) 'Voting Patterns and Alliance Formation in the European Parliament', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 364, 821-831. (pdf)

Hae-Won Jun and Simon Hix (2009) 'Party Behaviour in the Parliamentary Arena: The Case of the Korean National Assembly', Party Politics 15(6) 667-694. (pdf) (Replication files)

Simon Hix and Sara Hagemann (2009) 'Could Changing the Electoral Rules Fix European Parliament Elections?', Politique Europeenne 28, 27-41. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Abdul Noury (2009) 'After Enlargement: Voting Patterns in the Sixth European Parliament', Legislative Studies Quarterly, 34(2) 159-174. (pdf)

Bjorn Hoyland, Indraneel Sircar and Simon Hix (2009) 'An Automated Database of the European Parliament', European Union Politics, 10(1) 143-152. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2008) 'Towards a Partisan Theory of EU Politics', Journal of European Public Policy 15(8) 1254-1265. (pdf)

Andreas Warntjen, Simon Hix and Christophe Crombez (2008) 'The Party Political Make-Up of EU Legislative Bodies', Journal of European Public Policy 15(8) 1243-1253. (pdf)

Giacomo Benedetto and Simon Hix (2007) 'The Rejected, the Dejected and the Ejected: Explaining Government Rebels in the 2001-2005 British House of Commons', Comparative Political Studies 40(7) 755-781. (pdf)

Giacomo Benedetto and Simon Hix (2007) 'Explaining the European Parliament's Gains in the EU Constitution', Review of International Organization 2(2) 115-129. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Michael Marsh (2007) 'Punishment or Protest? Understanding European Parliament Elections', The Journal of Politics 69(2) 495-510. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Abdul Noury (2007) 'Politics not Economic Interests: Determinants of Migration Policies in the European Union', International Migration Review 41(1) 182-205. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2007) 'Euroscepticism as Anti-Centralization: A Rational Choice Institutionalist Perspective', European Union Politics 8(1) 131-150. (pdf)

Andreas Follesdal and Simon Hix (2006) 'Why There is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik', Journal of Common Market Studies 44(3) 533-562. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gerard Roland (2006) 'Dimensions of Politics in the European Parliament', American Journal of Political Science 50(2) 494-511. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Christophe Crombez (2005) 'Extracting Ideal Point Estimates from Actors' Preferences in the EU Constitutional Negotiations', European Union Politics 6(3) 353-376. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Abdul Noury and Gerard Roland (2005) 'Power to the Parties: Cohesion and Competition in the European Parliament, 1979-2001', British Journal of Political Science 35(2) 209-234. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2005) 'Neither a Preference-Outlier nor a Unitary Actor: Institutional Reform Preferences of the European Parliament', Comparative European Politics 3(2) 131-154. (pdf)

Matthew Gabel and Simon Hix (2005) 'Understanding Public Support for British Membership of the Single Currency', Political Studies 53(1) 65-81. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2004) 'Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: Explaining Voting Defection in the European Parliament', World Politics 56(1) 194-223. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2004) 'A Global Ranking of Political Science Departments', Political Studies Review 2(3) 293-313. (pdf)

Simon Hix and Amie Kreppel (2003) 'From Grand Coalition to Left-Right Confrontation: Explaining the Shifting Structure of Party Competition in the European Parliament', Comparative Political Studies 36(1/2) 75-96. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Tapio Raunio and Roger Scully (2003) 'Fifty Years On: Research on the European Parliament', Journal of Common Market Studies 41(2) 191-202. (pdf)

Simon Hix, Amie Kreppel and Abdul Noury (2003) 'The Party System in the European Parliament: Collusive or Competitive?', Journal of Common Market Studies 41(2) 309-331. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2002) 'Parliamentary Behavior with Two Principals: Preferences, Parties, and Voting in the European Parliament', American Journal of Political Science 46(3) 688-698. (pdf)

Simon Hix (2002) 'Constitutional Agenda-Setting Through Discretion in Rule Interpretation: Why the European Parliament Won at Amsterdam', British Journal of Political Science 32(2) 259-280. (pdf)

Matthew Gabel and Simon Hix (2002) 'Defining the EU Political Space: An Empirical Study of the European Elections Manifestos, 1979-1999', Comparative Political Studies 35(8) 934-964. (pdf)

Matthew Gabel, Simon Hix and Gerald Schneider (2002) 'Who Is Afraid of Cumulative Research? Improving Data on EU Politics', European Union Politics 3(4) 481-500. (pdf)