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Cox, Gary W.

Overview
Works: 49 works in 216 publications in 3 languages and 10,189 library holdings
Genres: History  Rules  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: JK1429, 328.730769
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary W Cox
Legislative leviathan : party government in the House by Gary W Cox( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Legislative Leviathan provides an incisive new look at the inner workings of the House of Representatives in the post-World War II era. Re-evaluating the role of parties and committees, Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins view parties in the House - especially majority parties - as a species of 'legislative cartel'. These cartels seize the power, theoretically resident in the House, to make rules governing the structure and process of legislation. Most of the cartel's efforts are focused on securing control of the legislative agenda for its members. The first edition of this book had significant influence on the study of American politics and is essential reading for students of Congress, the presidency, and the political party system
Elbridge Gerry's salamander : the electoral consequences of the reapportionment revolution by Gary W Cox( )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Supreme Court's reapportionment decisions, beginning with Baker v. Carr in 1962, had far more than jurisprudential consequences. They sparked a massive wave of extraordinary redistricting in the mid-1960s. Both state legislative and congressional districts were redrawn more comprehensively--by far--than at any previous time in our nation's history. Moreover, they changed what would legally happen should a state government fail to enact a new districting plan when one was legally required. This book provides the first detailed analysis of how judicial partisanship affected redistricting outcomes in the 1960s, arguing that the reapportionment revolution led indirectly to three fundamental changes in the nature of congressional elections: the abrupt eradication of a 6% pro-Republican bias in the translation of congressional votes into seats outside the south; the abrupt increase in the apparent advantage of incumbents; and the abrupt alteration of the two parties' success in congressional recruitment and elections
Making votes count : strategic coordination in the world's electoral systems by Gary W Cox( )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular elections are at the heart of representative democracy. Thus, understanding the laws and practices that govern such elections is essential to understanding modern democracy. In this book, Cox views electoral laws as posing a variety of coordination problems that political forces must solve. Coordination problems - and with them the necessity of negotiating withdrawals, strategic voting, and other species of strategic coordination - arise in all electoral systems. This is the first book that employs a unified game-theoretic model to study strategic coordination worldwide and that relies primarily on constituency-level rather than national aggregate data in testing theoretical propositions about the effects of electoral laws. This is also the first book that considers not just what happens when political forces succeed in solving the coordination problems inherent in the electoral system they face but also what happens when they fail. Winner of the Wilson Prize for the best book in political science published in 1997, the Luebbart Prize awarded to the best book in comparative politics, and the prize from the American Political Science association for the best book in political economy
Setting the agenda : responsible party government in the U.S. House of Representatives by Gary W Cox( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of the U.S. House disagree over the importance of political parties in organizing the legislative process. On the one hand, non-partisan theories stress how congressional organization serves members' non-partisan goals. On the other hand, partisan theories argue that the House is organized to serve the collective interests of the majority party. This book advances our partisan theory and presents a series of empirical tests of that theory's predictions (pitted against others). It considers why procedural cartels form, arguing that agenda power is naturally subject to cartelization in busy legislatures. It argues that the majority party has cartelized agenda power in the U.S. House since the adoption of Reed's rules in 1890. The evidence demonstrates that the majority party seizes agenda control at nearly every stage of the legislative process in order to prevent bills that the party dislikes from reaching the floor
Mixed-member electoral systems in constitutional context : Taiwan, Japan, and beyond by Nathan F Batto( )

21 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reformers have promoted mixed-member electoral systems as the "best of both worlds." In ibis volume, internationally recognized political scientists evaluate the ways in which the introduction of a mixed-member electoral system affects the configuration of political parties. The contributors examine several political phenomena, including cabinet post allocation, nominations, preelectoral coalitions, split-ticket voting, and the size of party systems and faction systems. Significantly; they also consider various ways in which the constitutional system-especially whether the head of government is elected directly or indirectly-can modify the incentives created by the electoral system. The findings presented here demonstrate that the success of electoral reform depends not only on the specification of new electoral rules per se but also on the political context-and especially the constitutional framework-within which such rules are embedded
The Politics of divided government by Gary W Cox( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this survey of current and controversial issues affecting US governance today, leading scholars examine various aspects of divided government - from institutional concerns to issues such as the budget deficit - to provide an analysis of contemporary American politics
The efficient secret : the cabinet and the development of political parties in Victorian England by Gary W Cox( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Efficient Secret is an analysis of the institutional changes in parliamentary government in nineteenth-century England, concentrating on the years between the first and third Reform Acts. Professor Gary W. Cox employs a rational choice model to analyze the problems of voter choice and to examine the emergence of party loyalty in the electorate, the development of cabinet government, and their legislative consequences. The introductory chapters provide the historical setting for this study and briefly survey nineteenth-century political and economic events. Professor Cox then focuses on the increases in party voting in Parliament and in the electorate. To support his argument concerning these parallel developments, he uses statistical evidence drawn from poll books and newspapers
Marketing sovereign promises : monopoly brokerage and the growth of the English state by Gary W Cox( Book )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did England, once a minor regional power, become a global hegemon between 1689 and 1815? Why, over the same period, did she become the world's first industrial nation? Gary W. Cox addresses these questions in Marketing Sovereign Promises. The book examines two central issues: the origins of the great taxing power of the modern state and how that power is made compatible with economic growth. Part I considers England's rise after the revolution of 1689, highlighting the establishment of annual budgets with shutdown reversions. This core reform effected a great increase in per capita tax extraction. Part II investigates the regional and global spread of British budgeting ideas. Cox argues that states grew only if they addressed a central credibility problem afflicting the Ancien Regime - that rulers were legally entitled to spend public revenue however they deemed fit"
Party strategic errors in electoral systems without vote transfers by Matthew Soberg Shugart( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La coordinación estratégica de los sistemas electorales del mundo : hacer que los votos cuenten by Gary W Cox( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party and constituency in Victorian Britain by Gary W Cox( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efficient Secret by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did the incumbency advantage in U.S. House elections grow? by Gary W Cox( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Micro)Politics of algorithmic music : towards a tactical media archaeology by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Electoral Reform Might Affect the Number of Political Parties in The Netherlands by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of party-voting in England: 1832-1918 by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Gegenstand des Beitrags ist die historische Entwicklung des Systems der repräsentativen Demokratie in Großbritannien. Im Mittelpunkt steht dabei die Rolle von Wahlen in diesem System und die Frage, wie sich diese Rolle im Laufe der Zeit von 1832 bis 1918 gewandelt hat. Auf die Frage, seit wann die Wähler eher der Partei und nicht mehr dem Kandidaten die Stimme geben, finden sich in der Literatur verschiedene Antworten. (1) Die erste Position datiert die Entwicklung des parteiorientierten Wahlverhaltens in die Zeit nach 1885. (2) Nach Ansicht der zweiten Position wird dieses Wahlverhalten nach 1867 signifikant. (3) In der dritten Position wird die explosive Zunahme der Zeitungen nach 1856 als Ursache für eine massive Entwicklung der Parteiloyalität angesehen. Ein zweiter Schwerpunkt ist es, auf eine systematische und quantitative Weise den Einfluß der Wähler auf ihre Parlamentsmitglieder zu erforschen. In dem Beitrag wird gezeigt, daß ein substantieller Wandel im Wählerverhalten in
The proliferation of state and local elections in the United States, 1776-1900 by Cameron Gregory DeHart( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Circa 1787, Americans elected very few state and local officials. Yet, by 1950 they elected far more such officials than any other country. This dissertation presents original data on the nineteenth century reforms that proliferated public offices at the state and county levels. To explain this historical sea change, I present a model of a bargaining problem, faced by all governments, in which leaders must simultaneously fill public offices and fully fund the government's budget. Applying the model to the early American states, I argue that the growth of elective offices at the state and county levels stemmed from elite fears that unitary executive power would fall into the hands of the newly-enfranchised poor. Thus, the main driver of office proliferation was neither Jacksonian Democrats' desire to expand spoils, nor western states' desire to attract labor. I support my thesis mainly using difference-in-difference analyses that compare the timing of "electoralization" to the timing of suffrage expansion from 1776 to 1900
Electoral rules and the calculus of mobilization by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The incumbency advantage in multimember districts : evidence from the U.S. states by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the effects of legislative rules by Gary W Cox( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Elbridge Gerry's salamander : the electoral consequences of the reapportionment revolution
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Elbridge Gerry's salamander : the electoral consequences of the reapportionment revolutionMaking votes count : strategic coordination in the world's electoral systemsSetting the agenda : responsible party government in the U.S. House of RepresentativesThe efficient secret : the cabinet and the development of political parties in Victorian England
Alternative Names
Cox, Gary 1955-

Gary W. Cox Amerikaans politicoloog

Gary W. Cox politólogo estadounidense

Gary W. Cox US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

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English (176)

Spanish (5)

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