My research focuses primarily on democratic institutions and democratic innovation. As a result, I often work at the intersection of democratic theory and empirical political science. Publications are organized here by topic: referendums and ballot initiatives, deliberative theory and practice, leaders’ debates, and other work.
Referendums and Ballot Initiatives
Deliberative Theory and Practice
McKay, Spencer. (2023). "Common-Pool Resources and Democracy." Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.
Cameron, Maxwell A., Alessandra Ribeiro, Gerald Baier, Spencer McKay, Rebecca Alegría Monnerat, and Catherine Ann Cameron. (2022) “Partisanship and Political Learning: Lessons from Training Politicians.” Journal of Political Science Education.