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Jonathan Slapin


Associate Professor
PGH 415

Research Interests

Comparative politics
Political Institutions
European politics
Quantitative Methods

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Biographical Summary

I am an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Houston. My research interests include comparative political institutions, parties, legislatures, computer-based content analysis, European politics, and European integration.

My new book Veto Power: Institutional Design in the European Union, published by University of Michigan Press, is now available. You may purchase it at U. Michigan Press and Amazon. At the top of this page you will find links to my CV and further information about my research and teaching.


Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Political Science  
B.A. Rutgers University, Political Science and German, Summa Cum Laude

Selected Publications

Julia Gray and Jonathan B. Slapin (forthcoming) “How Effective Are Regional Trade Agreements? Ask the Experts” Review of International Organizations.

Sven-Oliver Proksch and Jonathan B. Slapin (forthcoming) “Institutional Foundations of Legislative Speech” American Journal of Political Science.

Christian B. Jensen and Jonathan B. Slapin (forthcoming) “Institutional Hokey-Pokey: The Politics of Multispeed Integration in the European Union” Journal of European Public Policy. 

Sven-Oliver Proksch, Jonathan B. Slapin, Michael Thies (2011) “The Dynamics of the Party System in Postwar Japan: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Electoral Pledges Electoral Studies.” Electoral Studies 30(1). 

René Lindstädt, Jonathan B. Slapin, Ryan J. Vander Wielen (2011) “Legislative Position-Taking with Multiple Principals: A Bayesian Analysis of EP Roll Call Data.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(1).