Hix, Simon


Professor Simon Hix  

Department

Position held

Department of Government

Professor of European and Comparative Politics, and Head of Department

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

British Academy

Fellow

Experience keywords:

European policy; EMU; European parliament; European political parties; legislative procedures; European politics; public opinion

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7657

Publications

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Hix, Simon (2013) David Cameron’s speech was about as pro-European as can be expected of a British Conservative Prime Minister in the current context. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (26 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Carey, John M. and Hix, Simon (2013) District magnitude and representation of the majority's preferences: a comment and reinterpretation Public Choice, 154 (1-2). 139-148. ISSN 0048-5829

Hix, Simon and Høyland, Bjørn (2013) Empowerment of the European Parliament Annual Review of Political Science, 16 (1). 171-189. ISSN 1094-2939

Htun, Mala and Wilson, Marie C. and Wilson, Joseph C. and Ferree, Karen and Scheiner, Ethan and Krook, Mona Lena and Moser, Robert and Shugart, Matthew Søberg and Carey, John M. and Hix, Simon and Rehfeld, Andrew and Schwartzberg, Melissa and Mozaffar, Shaheen and Reynolds, Andrew (2013) Between science and engineering: reflections on the apsa presidential task force on political science, electoral rules, and democratic governance Perspectives on Politics, 11 (3). 808-840. ISSN 1541-0986

2012

Hix, Simon (2012) Why the European Parliament should not be abolished LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (5 Mar 2012) Blog entry

Scully, Roger and Hix, Simon and Farrell, David M. (2012) National or European parliamentarians?: evidence from a new survey of the Members of the European Parliament Journal of Common Market Studies, 50 (4). 670-683. ISSN 0021-9886

2011

Hix, Simon (2011) Institutional design of regional integration: balancing delegation and representation In: Kahler, Miles and MacIntyre, Andrew, (eds.) Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Hix, Simon (2011) Party politics in the European Union In: Enderlein, Henrik and Wälti, Sonja and Zürn, Michael, (eds.) Handbook on Multi-Level Governance. Edward Elgard Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, 227-238. ISBN 9781847202413

Hix, Simon and Hoyland, Bjorn (2011) The political system of the European Union 3rd, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9780230249813

Hix, Simon (2011) Where is the EU going? Collapse, fiscal union, a supersized Switzerland or a new democratic politics Public Policy Research, 18 (2). 81-87. ISSN 1744-5396

Hix, Simon (2011) David Cameron’s EU treaty veto is a disaster for Britain British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Dec 2011) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Marsh, Michael (2011) Second-Order effects plus Pan-European political swings: an analysis of European parliament elections across time Electoral Studies, 30 (1). 4-15. ISSN 0261-3794

Carey, John M. and Hix, Simon (2011) The electoral sweet spot: low-magnitude proportional electoral systems American Journal of Political Science, 55 (2). 383-397. ISSN 0092-5853

Crombez, Christophe and Hix, Simon (2011) Treaty reform and the Commission's appointment and policy-making role in the European Union European Union Politics, 12 (3). 291-314. ISSN 1741-2757

2010

Hix, Simon (2010) Party politics in the EU In: Enderlein, Henrik and Wälti, Sonja and Zürn, Michael, (eds.) Handbook on Multi-Level Governance. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781847202413

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick (2010) One day to go: Hix-Vivyan prediction up to 3 May British Politics and Policy at LSE (5 May 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon (2010) EU is flawed, but it can be fixed The Telegraph (13 Dec 2010)

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick (2010) Tories still short of a majority: Hix-Vivyan prediction up to 26 April British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick (2010) Hix-Vivyan election prediction, from polls up to 2 March British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Johnston, Ron and McLean, Iain (2010) How to choose an electoral system British Academy Review (15). 1-3. ISSN 2047-1866

Hix, Simon and Johnston, Ron and McLean, Iain (2010) Choosing an electoral system: a report by the British Academy Policy Centre, prepared by professor Simon Hix, professor Ron Johnston FBA and professor Iain McLean FBA with research assistance from Angela Cummine British Academy, London, UK. ISBN 9780856725883

Hix, Simon (2010) Con-Lib coalitions are now the norm in Europe British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Jun 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Johnston, Ron and McLean, Iain (2010) Electoral reform: a vote for change? Political Insight, 1 (2). 61-63. ISSN 2041-9066

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick (2010) Still a hung parliament: Hix-Vivyan prediction up to 23 March British Politics and Policy at LSE (25 Mar 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick and Hoyland, Bjorn (2010) Can the Chancellor still influence voting patterns in the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England? British Politics and Policy at LSE (28 Oct 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Vivyan, Nick (2010) Labour and tories neck and neck? Hix-Vivyan prediction up to 19 April British Politics and Policy at LSE (21 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Hix, Simon and Holyland, Bjorn and Vivyan, Nick (2010) From doves to hawks: a spatial analysis of voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England European Journal of Political Research, 49 (6). 731-758. ISSN 0304-4130

Hae-Won, Jun and Hix, Simon (2010) Electoral systems, political career paths and legislative behavior: evidence from South Korea's mixed-member system Japanese Journal of Political Science, 11 (2). 153-171. ISSN 1468-1099

Hix, Simon (2010) Institutional design of regional integration: balancing delegation and representation ADB working paper series on regional economic integration, 64. Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines.

2009

Hix, Simon and Marsh, Michael and Vivyan, Nick (2009) Predicting the June 2009 European Parliament elections Predict09.Eu (22 Jun 2009) Website

Hix, Simon and Hagemann, Sara (2009) Could changing the electoral rules fix European parliament elections? Politique Européenne, 28 (2). 37-52. ISSN 1623-6297

Hix, Simon (2009) A truly European vote? Bbc News (5 May 2009) opinion

Hix, Simon (2009) What to expect in the 2009-14 European Parliament: return of the grand coalition? European policy analysis, 8. SIEPS, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hix, Simon and Noury, Abdul (2009) After enlargement: voting patterns in the sixth European Parliament Legislative Studies Quarterly, XXXIV (2). 159-174. ISSN 0362-9805

Hix, Simon and Jun, Hae-Won (2009) Party behaviour in the parliamentary arena: the case of the Korean National Assembly Party Politics, 15 (6). 667-694. ISSN 1460-3683

Hix, Simon (2009) The 2009 European Parliament elections: a disaster for Social Democrats Eusa Review, 22 (4). 2-5. ISSN 1535-7031

Carey, John M. and Hix, Simon (2009) The electoral sweet spot: low-magnitude proportional electoral systems PSPE working papers, 01-2009. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Hix, Simon and Noury, Abdul and Roland, Gerard (2009) Voting patterns and alliance formation in the European Parliament Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 364 (1518). 821. ISSN 0962-8436

Hoyland, Bjorn and Sircar, Indraneel and Hix, Simon (2009) Forum section: an automated database of the European Parliament European Union Politics, 10 (1). 143-152. ISSN 1465-1165

2008

Hix, Simon (2008) The EU as a new political system In: Caramani, Daniele, (ed.) Comparative Politics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 573-601. ISBN 9780199298419

Hagemann, Sara and Hix, Simon (2008) Small districts with open ballots: a new electoral system for the European Parliament The Authors, Brussels, Belgium.

Warntjen, Andreas and Hix, Simon and Crombez, Christophe (2008) The party political make-up of EU legislative bodies Journal of European Public Policy, 15 (8). 1243-1253. ISSN 1350-1763

Hix, Simon (2008) Towards a partisan theory of EU politics Journal of European Public Policy, 15 (8). 1254-1265. ISSN 1350-1763

Hix, Simon (2008) What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it Polity, London, UK. ISBN 9780745642048

2007

Hix, Simon and Noury, Abdul and Roland, Gerard (2007) Democratic politics in the European parliament Themes in European governance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0521694604

Hix, Simon and Marsh, Michael (2007) Punishment or protest? Understanding European Parliament elections The Journal of Politics, 69 (02). 495-510. ISSN 0022-3816

Hix, Simon and Hoyland, Bjorn and Vivyan, Nick (2007) From doves to hawks: a spatial analysis of voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, 1997-2007 PSPE working papers, 08-2007. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2006

Jun, Hae-Won and Hix, Simon (2006) The meaning of conflict in the Korean National Assembly PSPE working papers, 04-2006. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Hix, Simon and Noury, Abdul and Roland, Gérard (2005) Power to the parties : cohesion and competition in the European Parliament, 1979–2001 British Journal of Political Science, 35 (2). 209-234. ISSN 1469-2112

2004

Hix, Simon (2004) Electoral institutions and legislative behavior : explaining voting defection in the European Parliament World Politics, 56 (2). 194-223. ISSN 1086-3338

Hix, Simon (2004) Electoral institutions and legislative behaviour: explaining voting defection in the European parliament World Politics, 56 (2). 194-223. ISSN 0043-8871

2003

Hix, Simon (2003) Parteien, wahlen und demokratie in der EU In: Jachtenfuchs, M. and Kohler-Koch, B., (eds.) Europäische Integration. Leske + Budrich, Opladen, Germany, 151-183.

Hix, Simon and Noury, Abdul and Roland, Gérard (2003) How MEPs vote: a study of the EU legislative process End of award report (L21325). Economic and Social Research Council, Swindon, UK.

Kreppel, Amie and Hix, Simon (2003) From grand coalition to left-right confrontation: explaining the shifting structure of party competition in the European parliament Comparative Political Studies, 36 (1/2). 75-96. ISSN 0010-4140

Hix, Simon and Gabel, Matthew (2003) Defining the EU political space: an empirical study of the European elections manifestos, 1979-1999 In: Marks, Gary and Steenbergen, Marco R, (eds.) European Integration and Political Conflict. Themes in European governance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 93-119. ISBN 9780521535052

Hix, Simon and Raunio, Tapio and Scully, Roger (2003) Fifty years on: research on the European parliament Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (2). 191-202. ISSN 0021-9886

Hix, Simon and Kreppel, Amie and Noury, Abdul (2003) The party system in the European parliament: collusive or competitive? Journal of Common Market Studies, 41 (2). 309-331. ISSN 0021-9886

2002

Hix, Simon (2002) Linking national politics to Europe Foreign Policy Centre, London, UK.

Hix, Simon (2002) The way to pick Europe's leader Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766

Hix, Simon (2002) Parties at the European level In: Webb, Paul and Farrell, David and Holliday, Ian, (eds.) Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 280-309. ISBN 9780199240562

Hix, Simon (2002) A supranational party system and the legitimacy of the European Union The International Spectator, 37 (4). 49-59. ISSN 0393-2729

Gabel, Matthew and Hix, Simon and Schneider, Gerald (2002) Who is afraid of cumulative research? Improving data on EU politics European Union Politics, 3 (4). 481-500. ISSN 1465-1165

Gabel, Matthew and Hix, Simon (2002) Defining the EU political space: an empirical study of the European elections manifestos, 1979-1999 Comparative Political Studies, 35 (8). 934-964. ISSN 0010-4140

Hix, Simon and Gabel, Matthew (2002) The European parliament and executive politics in the EU: voting behaviour and the commission president investiture procedure In: Hosli, Madeleine O. and Deeman, Adrian Van and Widgrén, Mika, (eds.) Institutional Challenges in the European Union. Routledge advances in European politics 6 (6). Routledge, London, UK, 22-47. ISBN 9780415251921

Hix, Simon (2002) Parliamentary behaviour with two principals: preferences, parties, and voting in the European parliament American Journal of Political Science, 46 (3). 688-698. ISSN 0092-5853

Hix, Simon (2002) A constitution for the EU?: a comparative political science perspective Collegium (23). 17-35. ISSN 1371-0346

Hix, Simon (2002) Constitutional agenda-setting through discretion in rule interpretation: why the European Parliament won at Amsterdam British Journal of Political Science, 32 (2). 259-280. ISSN 1469-2112

2001

Hix, Simon (2001) Legislative behaviour and party competition in the European parliament: an application of nominate to the EU Journal of Common Market Studies, 39 (4). 663-688. ISSN 0021-9886

2000

Raunio, Tapio and Hix, Simon (2000) Backbenchers learn to fight back: European integration and parliamentary government West European Politics, 23 (4). 142-168. ISSN 0140-2382

Hix, Simon and Goetz, Klaus H. (2000) Introduction: European integration and national political systems West European Politics, 23 (4). 1-26. ISSN 0140-2382

Hix, Simon (2000) Britain, the EU and the euro In: Dunleavy, Patrick and Gamble, Andrew and Holliday, Ian and Peele, Gilian, (eds.) Developments in British Politics 6. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 47-68. ISBN 9780333777374

Hix, Simon (2000) Parliamentary oversight of executive power: what role for the European parliament in comitology? In: Christiansen, Thomas and Kirchner, Emil, (eds.) Committee Governance in the European Union. Europe in change. Manchester university press, Manchester, 62-78. ISBN 9780719055522

Hix, Simon (2000) Executive selection in the European Union: does the commission president investiture procedure reduce the democratic deficit? In: Neunreither, Karlheinz and Wiener, Antje, (eds.) European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 95-111. ISBN 9780198296416

Hix, Simon and Goetz, Klaus H., eds (2000) Europeanised politics? European integration and national political systems Routledge, London, UK; Portland, USA. ISBN 9780714651415

1999

Hix, Simon (1999) The political system of the European Union European Union series. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780312225360

Hix, Simon (1999) Dimensions and alignments in European Union politics: cognitive constraints and partisan responses European Journal of Political Research, 35 (1). 69-106. ISSN 0304-4130


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