About the Authors

Published date01 November 2015
Date01 November 2015
About the Authors
James M. Curry is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the
University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from the Univer-
sity of Maryland. Curry’s research interests include the role of par-
ties and leaders in the U.S. Congress and the inf‌luence of electoral
institutions on legislative politics. His research has been published in
Legislative Studies Quarterly and Congress Reconsidered, and his
book, Legislating in the Dark, was published by the University of
Chicago Press in September 2015.
Email: james.curry@utah.edu.
Kentaro Fukumoto is Professor of Political Science at Gakushuin Uni-
versity and Visiting Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. He
received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2007. Fukumoto’s
research interests include political methodology, legislative studies, and
electoral studies. He is the author of Nihon no Kokkai Seiji: Zen Seifu
Rippo no Bunseki [Politics in the Japanese Diet: A Statistical Analysis of
Postwar Government Legislation] (Tokyo Daigaku Shuppan Kai 2000)
and Rippo no Seido to Katei [Legislative Institutions and Process]
(Bokutaku Sha 2007). His articles have appeared in the American Politi-
cal Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of
American Statistical Association, and Japanese Journal of Political
Email: kentaro.fukumoto@gakushuin.ac.jp
Miriam A. Golden is Professor of Political Science at the University of
California at Los Angeles. Her Ph.D. was awarded by Cornell University
in 1983. Golden’s research focuses on issues related to political account-
ability. As a 2014 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial
Foundation, she is currently working on a comparative study of political
malfeasance in democratic regimes entitled Bad Government. The author
of two previous books, Golden’s work has also appeared in journals
such as the American Political Science Review,theAmerican Journal of
Political Science,andtheBritish Journal of Political Science.
Email: golden@ucla.edu
DOI: 10.1111/lsq.12093
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