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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy Archive 2008

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.

2008-2009 Series

Three Implications of Current Research on Public Opinion

September 3, 2008
Arthur Lupia

Where is the Bias? Comparing Democratic and Autocratic Risks for Transnational Terrorism

September 10, 2008
Dominick Wright

Broadening Minds: Effective Constituency Breadth and the Provision of Health and Education in Developing Countries

September 17, 2008
Joel Selway

The Motivated Partisan: A Dual Motivations Theory of Partisan Change and Stability

September 24, 2008
Eric Groenendyk

Challengers as Delegated Monitors

September 26, 2008
Kenneth Shotts (with Scott Ashworth)

An Economic Analysis of International Rulemaking

October 1, 2008
Barbara Koremenos

Candidate Ambiguity and Voter Choice

October 3, 2008
Rob Van Houweling

Ideologies of Diversity in the UM Application Essay: A Multimethod Study

October 8, 2008
Anna Kirkland

Political Consequences of Prejudice amongst Mexicans and Mexican Americans: Evaluation of Electoral Candidates

October 10, 2008
Rosario Aguilar-Pariente

Portfolio Allocation as Leadership Strategy: Inter-Faction Bargaining in Japan in a Comparative Perspective

October 15, 2008
Yoshikuni Ono

Voter Trends in the 2008 Campaign

October 22, 2008
Michael Traugott

Comparative Analysis of Incumbency Advantage Across Different Electoral Rules

October 29, 2008
Kenichi Ariga

Who Votes? How and When Negative Campaign Advertisements Affect Voter Turnout

November 5, 2008
Yanna Krupnikov

Shari’a and the Secular State in Senegal: Understanding Citizen Preferences for Islamic Family Law

November 12, 2008
Carrie Konold

Exploring the Universe of UN Human Rights Agreements

December 3, 2008
Jana von Stein

Why Do Some Autocracies Perform Surprisingly Well?

December 10, 2008
Bill Clark

Attributing Effects to A Cluster Randomized Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign

January 28, 2009
Ben B. Hansen (with Jake Bowers)

Why Many Solicitations for Political Donations have the Opposite of their Intended Effect

February 11, 2009
Adam Levine

Shocking Demands: How Local Governments Respond to Unexpected Population Changes

February 18, 2009
Elisabeth Gerber

When Do Electoral Rules Buttress Single-Party Dominance?

March 4, 2009
Kharis Templeman

Creative Synthesis: A Model of the Origins of Ideology.

March 11, 2009
Hans Noel

The Long Shadow of the Past: Risk Pooling and the Political Development of Health Care Reform in the States

March 18, 2009
Anthony Chen

Lobbying Without Bribing or Lying

March 25, 2009
Rick Hall

An Empirical Model of Comparative Democratic Policy Manipulation: The Context-Conditional Magnitude and Nature of Policymakers’ Incentives and Strategic Capacity to Budgeteer

April 8, 2009
Rob Franzese

Do People Matter in Social Scientific Studies of the Environment?

April 15, 2009
Arun Agrawal

Gender and Public Opinion

April 22, 2009
Nancy Burns & Don Kinder

Political Institutions, Voter Uncertainty, and Legislative Turnover

April 29, 2009
Chuck Shipan

The Partisan Representation of the Poor

May 6, 2009
Karen Long Jusko

Explaining Perceptions of Advertising Tone

May 13, 2009
Erika Fowler

The Sword’s Other Edge: Perceptions of Discrimination and Racial Policy Opinion after Obama

May 20, 2009
Nick Valentino (and Ted Brader)

Where does Diffusion Take Place? The Role of Intergovernmental Cooperation for the Spread of Health Care Policies in Switzerland

May 27, 2009
Katharina Fuglister

Communism’s Shadow: A Theory of Post-Communist Legacies and Political Behavior

June 3, 2009
Joshua Tucker

Masculine Republicans and Feminine Democrats: Gender and Americans’ Explicit and Implicit Images of the Political Parties

June 10, 2009
Nick Winter

Revisiting the Macropartisanship Debate: Measuring Change in Aggregate Party Identification Over Time

June 17, 2009
Laurel Elms