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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy 2012

About the workshops

Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy are weekly seminars hosted by the Center for Political Studies. Speakers present current research on a wide range of topics. Abstracts of past workshops are available in the menu to the right.

2012-2013 Series

Communicating Science in Politicized Environments

September 5, 2012
Arthur Lupia

What Happened to Hope and Change? Looking at the 2012 Presidential Campaign

September 12, 2012
Michael Traugott

Racial Appeals in Contemporary American Politics

September 19, 2012
Lafleur Stephens

The Cinderella Effect: Why Presidentialism is Bad for Favored Parties

October 3, 2012
Kharis Templeman

2012 Pre-Election Panel: Domestic Policy and the 2012 Election

October 10, 2012
Panelists: Walter Mebane, Rob Mickey, and Nicholas Valentino

Democrats, Republicans and Politics of Gender

Thurs, October 11, 2012, 4:00-6:30pm
Grad Library, Hatcher Gallery, Room 100
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender

Nancy Burns (Chair), Vince Hutchings, Jane Junn (University of Southern California), Corrine McConnaughy (Ohio State University), Nick Winter (University of Virginia), and UM graduate students

Interests, Information and Minority Influence in Deliberation

October 23, 2012
Dan Myers

2012 Pre-Election Panel: Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

October 24, 2012
Panelists: Pauline Jones Luong, James Morrow, and Mark Tessler

The Local Politics of Muslim Immigration

October 30, 2012
Janna Bray

2012 Post Election Panel, Making Sense of the 2012 Election

November 7, 2012
Panelists: Vince Hutchings, Don Kinder, and Michael Traugott

The Privatization of Conflict? A Spatial Analysis of the System of 1896

November 28, 2012
David Darmofal (University of South Carolina)

Developing Race as Multi-dimensional Concept/ Measures and Self Reported Health Status

December 5, 2012
John Garcia

Perils of Centralization in Governments and Organizations

January 16, 2013
Ken Kollman

Exploring the Effects of Implicit and Explicit Racial Cues on Black Attitudes about Whites

January 30, 2013
Vince Hutchings

I Respectfully Dissent: How Voting Outcomes on the U.S. Supreme Court Influence Press Coverage

February 6, 2013
Michael Zillis

Redefining the Nation: Center-Right Party Outreach toward Ethnic Minorities in Western Europe

February 13, 2013
Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez

Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11

February 20, 2013
Michael Heaney

Which Issues are Moral? A Psychological Approach to Conception, Measurement, and Significance

March 13, 2013
Timothy Ryan

Undermining Resistance: Mobilization, Repression and the Enforcement of Political Order

March 14, 2013
Christopher Sullivan

The Ownership Society: Political Implications of Pension Reform

March 20, 2013
Andrew Kerner

Robin Hoods in the 21st Century: Class Attitudes and Evaluations of Candidates, Parties, and Social Movements

March 27, 2013
Spencer Piston

Deliberate Indiscretion: Why Bureaucratic Agencies are Differently Corrupt

April 3, 2013
Shaun McGirr

The Polarizing Effect of Incivility in the Political Blog Commentsphere

April 17, 2013
Elizabeth Suhay

ISR Event – Communicating Science in Politicized Environments

April 23, 2013
Arthur “Skip” Lupia

Economic Evidence: How the Media Shapes Public Opinion on Unemployment and Income Inequality

April 24, 2013
Adam Levine (Cornell University) and Yanna Krupnikov (Northwestern University)

“Randomization Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design: An Application to the Study of Party Advantages in the U.S. Senate

May 1, 2013
Rocio Titiunik

Political Participation and Equality: How Participatory Democracy Biases Representation

May 8, 2013
Georg Lutz

Moderation from the African Airwaves: A Field Experiment on Partisan Radio Effects

May 15, 2013
Devra Moehler (University of Pennsylvania)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Foreign Direct Investment

June 18, 2013
Andrew Kerner

Why I-Paid-A-Bribe Worked in India but Failed in China: How Authoritarianism Constrains Online Activism

June 26, 2013
Yuen Yuen Ang