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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy 2014

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.

2014-2015 Series

Racial Gerrymandering and Electoral Geography: The Effect of the Voting Rights Act on Partisanship and Gerrymandering

September 3, 2014
Jowei Chen

The Politics of Competence: How Values, Institutions, and Biology Affect What Information Matters

September 10, 2014
Skip Lupia

After the Spring: Measuring Transition to Democracy in the Arab World

September 17, 2014
Khalil Shikaki

Contingent Technocracy: Agency Independence, Democracy, and the Politics of Privatization in Developing Countries

September 24, 2014
Anne Pitcher and Manny Teodoro (Texas A&M)

When Expertise Gets In The Way: Arousal, Self-Reported Emotion, and Political Participation

October 1, 2014
Kristyn Karl

Linking Together Preference Falsification and Election Fraud: a Cross-National Analysis​

October 8, 2014
Kirill Kalinin

Decomposing Trends in Election Polls From 2008-2014: An Initial Post-Election Analysis

November 5, 2014
Joshua Pasek

Rule of ​Law as ​Foundational ​Principle of ​Immigration ​Attitudes

November 12, 2014
Francisco Pedraza (Texas A&M University)

The Color of our Skin and the Content of our Politics: Exploring the Effects of Skin Tone among African Americans

December 3, 2014
Vincent Hutchings

Designing an Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Michigan

January 14, 2015
Michael Traugott

Old and Young Politicians

February 4, 2015
Ugo Troiano

Voting and Voting Intentions in South Africa, 2003-2011

February 11, 2015
Barbara Anderson and John Romani

The Politics of Generation X: A ​Look at the ​Future of American ​Politics

February 18, 2015
Jon Miller

​Divided by (Skin) Color: The Partisan Preferences of Latinos and Asian Americans Vary by Skin Tone​

February 25, 2015
Spencer Piston

Why the Sky Didn’t Fall: Mobilizing Anger in Reaction to Voter ID Laws​

March 11, 2015
Nicholas Valentino

What Would We Need to Study Injunctions Quantitatively?​

March 18, 2015
Margo Schlanger

Telling The Truth About Believing The Lies? Expressive Responses on Political Rumor Questions

March 25, 2015
Adam Berinsky (MIT)

Attitudes Towards Trade and Exposure to FDI

April 1, 2015
Andrew Kerner

Trading Hard Hats for Combat Helmets: The Economics of Rebellion in Eastern Ukraine

April 8, 2015
Yuri Zhukov

Why Media Coverage of Inequality Makes People Less Concerned about It

April 22, 2015
Adam Levine (Cornell University) and Yanna Krupnikow (Northwestern University)

Survey-Based Measures of Negativity Biases

April 29, 2015
Stuart Soroka

The Time Inconsistency of Long Constitutions: Evidence from the World

May 6, 2015
George Tsebelis

Ethnic Filter Questions:​ ​Problematic Priming of Identity?

May 20, 2015
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld