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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy Archive 2009

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.

2009-2010 Series

Will Barack Obama be Black in 2012? The Strategic Persistence of Stereotypes

September 9, 2009
Arthur Lupia

Life Over Liberty: How Do Democratic Leaders Prioritize Security and Individual Rights?

September 16, 2009
Dominick Wright

Cheating Death: Vulnerable States and the Formation of Military Alliances with Trade Provisions

September 23, 2009
Paul Poast

Portfolio Allocation as Leadership Strategy

September 30, 2009
Yoshikuni Ono

Strategic Solicitations: Explaining when Requests for Political Donations are Persuasive

October 7, 2009
Adam Seth Levine

When Do Political Parties Benefit from Incumbents’ Personal Vote? Comparative Analysis Across Different Electoral Systems.

October 14, 2009
Kenichi Ariga

Animosity or Alliance? Identifying the Factors that Promote Black and Latino Electoral Coalitions

October 21, 2009
Andrea Benjamin

Islam in a Secular State: Understanding Popular Support and Opposition to Islamic Family Law in Senegal

October 28, 2009
Carrie Konold

Who Advocates for the Poor? Interest Groups, Diverse Coalitions, and Welfare Policy in the American States

Multiple Policymakers: Veto Actors Bargaining in Common Pools

November 11, 2009
Rob Franzese

What Accounts for Popular Support for Islamist Parties in the Arab World?

November 18, 2009
Michael Robbins

Breeding Ground: When Presidents are More Vulnerable to Political Scandal

December 2, 2009
Brendan Nyhan

The Rational Design of Human Rights Agreements

December 9, 2009
Barbara Koremenos and Mi Hwa Hong

The Structure and Complexity of the United States Code

January 27, 2010
Daniel Katz

Interpreting Ideal Points With Help From The Political Discourse or Why Everything You Know About NOMINATE Scores is Wrong

February 3, 2010
Hans Noel

Is the Government to Blame? An Experimental Test of How Partisanship Shapes Performance and Responsibility Perceptions

February 10, 2010
Sara Hobolt

Meaning and Measurement: Uses of and Strategies for Effective Interviews in Political Science Research

February 17, 2010
Mary Gallagher

Proprietary Threat in a Participatory Environment

February 24, 2010
Kenyatha Loftis

Intergovernmental Policy Delegation

March 10, 2010
Pamela Jo Clouser

Who Cares? The Development of Political Interest

March 17, 2010
Markus Prior

Heterogeneous Dynamics in Citizens’ Responses to Political Campaigns

March 24, 2010
Bryce Corrigan

Intergovernmental Policy Diffusion: National Influence on State Policy Adoptions

March 31, 2010
Chuck Shipan

The Extent and Effects of Latino/a Prejudice Against Blacks

April 14, 2010
Spencer Piston

Racial Politics Complicated: The Work of Gendered Race Cues in American Politics

April 28, 2010
Corrine McConnaughy and Ismail White

Prejudice with a Punch: Consequences of Violent Political Rhetoric

May 5, 2010
Nathan Kalmoe

Party Incumbency Advantage in Brazil: Evidence from Municipal Mayor Elections

May 11, 2010
Rocio Titiunik

Gendered Parties

May 12, 2010
Nick Winter

The Political Consequences of Citizens’ Risk Orientations

May 19, 2010
Cindy Kam

Local Political Geography and the Artificial Bounds of Congressional Districts: What Individual Campaign Contributions Teach Us about Representation

May 26, 2010
Elisabeth Gerber (with Jenna Bednar)

U.S. Immigration Opinion: Material Interests, General Ethnocentrism, or Group Specific Animus

June 2, 2010
Nick Valentino

An Empirical Assessment of the Bayesian Unbiased Voter Hypothesis

June 9, 2010
Matias Bargsted

Electoral Feedback and Party Unity Patterns in the U.S. House

June 16, 2010
Charles Dorian

Transforming Property Rights and Poverty in Tanzania

June 23, 2010
Kelly Askew