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Brian F. Crisp received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. His work on the institutional mechanisms constructed to formalize state-civil society relations and their impact on interbranch relations, patterns of government spending, and development policy choices has been published in The American Journal of Political Science, The American Political Science Review, The British Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, and elsewhere. His book Democratic Institutional Design: The Powers and Incentives of Venezuelan Politicians and Interest Groups was published by Stanford University Press (2000). He is currently completing several projects on electoral systems, democratic institutions, and representation.
Comparative Politics: Electoral Systems; Legislative Politics; Interbranch Relations
- Crisp, Brain F., Santiago Olivella, and Kristin Kanthak. Forthcoming. “...And Keep Your Enemies Closer: Building Reputations for Facing Electoral Challenges.” Electoral Studies.
- Crisp, Brian F., Betul Demirkaya, Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, and Courtney Millian. Forthcoming. “The Role of Rules in Representation: Group Membership and Electoral Incentives.” British Journal of Political Science.
- Montgomery, Jacob M., Santiago Olivella, Joshua D. Potter, and Brian F. Crisp. 2015. “An Informed Forensics Approach to Detecting Vote Irregularities.” Political Analysis 23(4): 488-505.
- Crisp, Brian F., Joshua D. Potter, Santiago Olivella, and William Mishler. 2014. “Elections as Instruments for Punishing Bad Representatives and Selecting Good Ones.” Electoral Studies 34: 1-15.
- Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, Michael Malecki, and Mindy Sher. 2013. “Vote-Earning Strategies in Flexible List Systems: Seats at the Price of Unity.” Electoral Studies 32(4): 658-669.
- Brian F. Crisp, Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D. Potter. 2013. “Party-System Nationalization and the Scope of Public Policy: The Importance of Cross-District Constituencies.” Comparative Political Studies 46(4): 431-456.
- Crisp, Brian F., Joshua D. Potter, and John J.W. Lee. 2012. “Entry and Coordination in Mixed-Member Systems: A Controlled Comparison Testing the Contamination Hypothesis.” The Journal of Politics 74(2): 571-583.
- Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D. Potter. 2012. “Electoral Contexts that Impede Voter Coordination.” Electoral Studies 31(1): 143-158.
- Crisp, Brian F., and Amanda Driscoll. 2012. “The Strategic Use of Legislative Voting Procedures.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 37(1): 67-97.
- Desposato, Scott W., Matt Kearney, and Brian F. Crisp. 2011. “Using Cosponsorship to Estimate Ideal Points.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(4): 531-565.
- Crisp, Brian F., Scott W. Desposato, and Kristin Kanthak. 2011. “Legislative Pivots, Presidential Powers, and Policy Stability.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 27(2): 426-452.
- Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie, Michael Malecki, Brian F. Crisp. 2010. "Candidate Gender and Electoral Success in Single Transferable Vote Systems." British Journal of Political Science 40(3): 693-709.
- Crisp, Brian F., Nathan M. Jensen, Guillermo Rosas, and Thomas Zeitzoff. 2010. “Vote-Seeking Incentives and Investment Environments: The Need for Credit Claiming and the Provision of Protectionism.” Electoral Studies 29(2): 221-226.
- Political Science 102B: Introduction to Comparative Politics
- Political Science 495: Research Design and Methods