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Arthur Lupia

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Treasurer, American Political Science Association

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Parliamentary Democracy & Coalitions

Arthur Lupia and Kaare Strøm. 1995. "Coalition Termination and the Strategic Timing of Parliamentary Elections." American Political Science Review 89: 648-665.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 2000. "Representation or Abdication? How Citizens Use Institutions to Help Delegation Succeed." European Journal of Political Research 37: 291 - 307.

Arthur Lupia. 2000. "The EU, the EEA, and Domestic Accountability: How Outside Forces Affect Delegation within Member States." Journal of Legislative Studies 6: 15-32.

Arthur Lupia. 2001. "Delegation of Power: Agency Theory." In Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 5: 3375 - 3377. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Limited.

Arthur Lupia. 2003. "Delegation and its Perils." In Torbjörn Bergman, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Kaare Strøm (eds.) Delegation and Accountability in West European Parliamentary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 33-54.

Arthur Lupia and Gisela Sin. 2008. "How the Senate and the President Affect the Balance of Power in the House: A Constitutional Theory of Intra-Chamber Bargaining." Manuscript.

Arthur Lupia and Kaare Strøm. 2008. "Bargaining, Transaction Costs, and Coalition Governance." In Torbjörn Bergman, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Kaare Strøm (eds.), Cabinets and Coalition Bargaining: The Democratic Life Cycle in Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 51-84.


>The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? (1998)

> Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality (2000)

> Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2001)

> Positive Changes in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey's Most Influential Writings (2007)

> The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (2010)


Research Topics

Voting/Mass Decisions
 > Civic Competence
 > Deliberation
 > Direct Democracy
 > Experiments
 > Models
 > Political Communication
Political Psychology
 > Racially Polarized Voting

Legislation/Elite Decisions
 > Delegation and Accountability
 > McCain/Feingold
 > Parliaments/Coalitions
 > Statutory Interpretation
 > Term Limits

Methods/Phil. of Science
 > Game Theory
 > Value of Political Science