"The 'Semi-presidential' model and its subtypes: Party presidentialization and the selection and de-selection of prime ministers," For French Political Science Association symposium on the contributions of Maurice Duverger to political science, September 2009.
Thomas Gschwend, Matthew S. Shugart, and Thomas Zittel, "Assigning Committee Seats in Mixed-Member Systems - How Important is "Localness" compared to the Mode of Election?" Prepared for ECPR General Conference 2009, 8-10 September, University of Potsdam, Germany.
Matthew Søberg Shugart, "Plurality vs. Runoff Election of Presidents: The Mexican Election of 2006 in Comparative Perspective." (published in Spanish translation in Política y Gobierno).
Research projects in progress
"Electoral Systems and Party Personnel: The Consequences of Reform and Non-Reform," overview of collaborative NSF grant with Ellis Krauss (UCSD) and Robert Pekkanen (U of Washngton), awarded for July, 2008-June, 2011.
--How do parties recruit and allocate personnel to electoral, party, legislative and government positions? The research design leverages several examples of electoral reform to allow us to analyze how different electoral systems affect the personnel strategies parties employ as they attempt to cater to electoral constituencies, given the constraints and opportunities arising from their institutional context. An international team of scholars has been recruited to the project to assist in data collection from the cases, which are: Bolivia, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
"The Intraparty Dimension and Legislative Representation." Overview of NSF grant awarded for July, 2005-June, 2008.
--Data collected and under analysis on votes, list rank, and personal characteristics of candidates in various countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, and others.