Maloy’s research investigates the linkage between democratic ideals and democratic institutions such as electoral systems, judicial systems, legislatures, and policy juries (a.k.a. citizen assemblies). Maloy's most recent book, Smarter Ballots (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), offers a realist theory of election reform in the service of democratic accountability. Maloy's other recent projects include voting experiments to compare alternative types of ballot reform and cross-national comparisons of the impacts of varieties of democracy on policy outcomes such as war and peace, human rights, and ecological degradation.
In the News
Offers a comparative overview of elections research on the US, UK, Australia, Spain, Ireland, etc. Translates the results of academic research on elections worldwide for non-specialist scholars. Provides specific recommendations for electoral reform in response to the insights of electoral constructivism
Describes the Populists’ proposals for reforming American political and economic institutions in the 1880’s and 90’s, and compares them to proposals for “emancipatory” and “participatory” democracy around the world today.