Santucci is an expert on alternative electoral systems in the United States; these include the Alternative Vote and Single Transferable Vote, popularly known together as "ranked-choice voting."
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Outlines the research and publication process for junior scholars in the field of urban political development.
Argues that Alternative Vote (i.e. single-seat ranked-choice voting) adoptions are likely in contexts where a majority of voters cannot agree on a single candidate, but can agree on whom they do not want in office.
Presents evidence that suggests the single transferable vote leads parties to diversify their slates, at some cost to legislative discipline. Uses roll-call data from Cincinnati (1929-57) and Worcester, Massachusetts. (1949-60).
Documents conditions leading to the adoption (or not) of single-transferable-vote systems in 24 American cities, 1915-47.