My work makes a series of contributions in charting these powers and their effect on the management of government terminations by politicians. I develop an original index to measure assembly dissolution powers in parliamentary democracies with Max Goplerud. My article in the American Political Science Review with Edward Morgan-Jones demonstrates the importance these powers in shaping government survival.
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In related work, I note that these powers generate heterogeneity among early elections because they can either be used by the government to seize favourable circumstances and consolidate its position, or directed against the government when its hold on power slips. By showing that these two types of elections are distinct political outcomes that require separate explanations, my work recasts the dependent variable in the literature on government terminations.
I am currently completing a book on this topic. Whether and how flexible election timing yields electoral benefits for governments is not well understood. Yet, this is a question with important normative implications for policy debates: Governmental election timing powers are contentious precisely because they are believed to give incumbents an unfair electoral advantage. My research provides the first examination of that advantage and breaks new ground in the scholarly and political debates: In a paper with Margit Tavits, I provide the first systematic cross-national comparative analysis of incumbency bonuses from opportunistic election timing and demonstrates that prime ministers are able to realize an average vote share advantage of up to 5 per cent when they have discretion to call elections.
These findings are corroborated by case studies of election timing choices and outcomes. This work has generated an edited collection and a series of articles that have had considerable policy impact. British Academy, Mid-Career Fellowship Surviving busts and exploiting booms: the economy, constitutional variation and cabinet survival in Europe. BA Small Research Grant Party Systems and Corruption in Democracies around the World, 6, Government Stability in Semi-Presidential Regimes, 40, Nuffield Foundation Research Grant Lawmaking and Governance in the Russian Federation, 8,, with Dr.
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