Edward (Ted) Lascher Jr.

A. Books 

Dyck, Joshua J., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. Forthcoming. Initiatives without Engagement: A Realistic Account of the Secondary Effects of Direct Democracy (tentative title). University of Michigan Press. 

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Michael R. Powers, eds. 2001. The Economics and Politics of Choice No-Fault Insurance.  Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1999. The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform: Ideas, Institutions, and Public Policy in North America. Washington: Georgetown University Press.

Williams, Shirley, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr., eds. 1993.  Ambition and Beyond: Career Paths of American Elected Officials. Berkeley: Institute of Governmental Studies. 

B. Refereed Journal Articles

Tran, Ngan Lam Thi, Robert W. Wassmer, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2017. “The Health Insurance and Life Satisfaction Connection.” Journal of Happiness Studies 18 (2): 409-426.

Seabrook, Nicholas R., Joshua J. Dyck, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2015. “Do Ballot Initiatives Increase General Political Knowledge?” Political Behavior 37 (2): 279-307. 

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Daniel Melzer. 2013. “Should ‘I’ Be Avoided or Embraced? Exploring Divergence between Political Scientist and Student Writing Norms.” PS: Political Science and Politics 46: 802-807.

Lac, Ly T., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2013. “The Impact of Direct Democracy on Governance: A Replication and Extension.” California Journal of Politics and Policy 5(1): 30-46.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Jeremy L. Offenstein. 2012. “Campus Racial Climate and Student Academic Outcomes: A Critique of Prior Research and Recommendations for Future Study.” Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice 14: 265-277.

Jeydel, Alana, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2011. “Incumbent Gender and Electoral Safety in Local Elections.” California Politics and Policy 13 (November): 1-16.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and John L. Korey. 2011. “The Myth of the Independent Voter, California Style.” California Journal of Politics and Policy 3: Iss. 1, Article 2.

Dyck, Joshua J., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2009. “Direct Democracy and Political Efficacy Reconsidered.”  Political Behavior 31 (September): 401-427.

Wassmer, Robert W., Edward L. Lascher, Jr., and Stephan Kroll. 2008. “Sub-National Fiscal Activity as a Determinant of Individual Happiness: Ideology Matters.” Journal of Happiness Studies. Published online 9 September.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Ellen E. Martin. 2008. “Beyond the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund: Support for Any Future American Terror Casualties.” PS: Political Science and Politics 41: 147-152.

Wassmer, Robert W., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2006. “Who Supports Local Growth and Regional Planning to Deal with its Consequences?” Urban Affairs Review 41 (May): 621-645.

Korey, John L., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2006. “Macropartisanship in California.” Public Opinion Quarterly 70: 48-65.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 2005. “Lessons from the Collective Action Game.” PS: Political Science and Politics 38: 777-780.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 2005. “Constituency Size and Incumbent Safety: A Reexamination.” Political Research Quarterly 58: 269-278.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Michael R. Powers. 2004. “September 11 Victims, Random Events, and the Ethics of Compensation.” American Behavioral Scientist 48: 281-294.

Hagen, Michael G., Edward L. Lascher, Jr., and John F. Camobreco. 2001.  “Response to Matsusaka: Estimating the Effect of Ballot Initiatives on Policy Responsiveness.” Journal of Politics 63: 1257-1263. 

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 2000. “Two Types of Procedural Dissatisfaction with Institutions: Lessons from Faculty Senate Reform.” PS: Political Science and Politics 33: 853-856.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1998. "Loss Imposition and Institutional Characteristics: Learning from Automobile Insurance Reform in North America." Canadian Journal of Political Science 31: 143-164.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Michael R. Powers. 1997. "Expert Opinion and Automobile Insurance Reform: An Empirical Assessment." Journal of Insurance Regulation 16: 197-222.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1996. "Assessing Legislative Deliberation:  A Preface to Empirical Analysis." Legislative Studies Quarterly 21: 501-519.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., Michael G. Hagen, and Steven A. Rochlin. 1996. "Gun Behind the Door? Ballot Initiatives, State Policies and Public Opinion." Journal of Politics 58: 760-775.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., Steven Kelman, and Thomas J. Kane. 1993. "Policy Views, Constituency Pressure, and Congressional Action on Flag Burning." Public Choice 76: 79-102.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., 1993. "Explaining the Appeal of Local Legislative Office." State and Local Government Review 25: 28-38.              

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1991. "The Case of the Missing Democrats: Reexamining the Republican Advantage in Nonpartisan Elections." Western Political Quarterly 44: 656-675. 

C. Book Chapters and Published Conference Proceedings

Lascher, Edward L., Jr., and Robert W. Wassmer. 2014. “Ideology & Happiness in the USA.” In Michalos AC, ed. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being ResearchSpringer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 3065-3069.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 2012. “Learning about Causal Order through Analysis of Whether Adults Have Children.” In Research Methods through Active Learningeds. Beth P. Skott and Masjo Ward.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage University Press.

Fiorina, Morris, Thad Kousser, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr.. 2007. “California: Red, Blue, or Purple?” In California Votes: the 2006 Governor’s Race, ed. Ethan Rarick. Berkeley: Berkeley Public Policy Press.

Bateman, Dawn M., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2002. “California.” In Proceedings Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, eds. Robert Huefner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott. Salt Lake City: Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah.

Bateman, Dawn M., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2001. “California.” In Proceedings Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, eds. Robert Huefner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott. Salt Lake City: Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah.

Bateman, Dawn M., and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2000. “California.” In Proceedings Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, eds. Robert Huefner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott. Salt Lake City: Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1998. “California.” In Proceedings Roundtable: State Budgeting in the 13 Western States, eds. Robert Huefner, F. Ted Herbert, and Carl Mott.  Salt Lake   City: Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Utah.

D. Co-Edited Journal Issue

DiSarro, Brian, Wesley Hussey, and Edward L. Lascher, Jr. 2012. California Journal of Politics and Policy, Special Issue on Electoral Reform, 4: Iss. 1 (also coauthored introduction entitled “Reforming California: Political Patchworks versus a Constitutional Convention”).

E. Academic Book Reviews

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 2005. Review of Daniel A. Smith and Caroline Tolbert, Educated by Initiatives: The Effect of Direct Democracy on Citizens and Political Organizations in the American States in Perspectives on Politics 3: 651-652.

Lascher, Edward L., Jr. 1999. Review of Philip L. Dubois and Floyd Feeney, Lawmaking by Initiative: Issues, Options, and Comparisons, in American Political Science Review 93: 710-711.