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Research Interests for Mathew D. McCubbins

Research Interests:

McCubbins is perhaps best known for the argument that legislative majorities, whether they be the dominant legislative party or a coalition parties governments (even supported minority coalitions) usurp the power resident in the legislature for their own purposes. Within busy legislatures, legislation is controlled as a consequence of a party or coalition of parties capturing control of key legislative assets, such as congressional committee in the US Congress, which because of the rules have blocking (or veto power) and thus serve as a gateway (or gate) to discussion of a bill by the full plenum. The legislative process is replete with gates that are both subtle and gross. All other powers to set the agenda arise as a consequence of creating and controlling the legislative process.

Recent Publications
  1. Katz, JN; McCubbins, MD, Constitutions of exception: The constitutional foundations of the interruption of executive and legislative function, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, vol. 174 no. 1 (March, 2018), pp. 77-98 [doi[abs]
  2. Burnett, CM; McCubbins, MD, Is political knowledge unique?, Political Science Research and Methods (January, 2018), pp. 1-8, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi[abs]
  3. McCubbins, M; Seljan, E, Fiscal Secession: An Analysis of Special Assessment Financing in California, Urban Affairs Review (2018), pp. 1-33
  4. McCubbins, M; Seljan, E, Fiscal Secession: An Analysis of Special Assessment Financing in California, Urban Affairs Review (2018)
  5. McCubbins, M; Greene, S, The Collateral Consequences of Criminal Charges (2018)

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