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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy Archive 2010

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.

2010-2011 Series

How the Senate and President Affect the Timing of Major Rule Changes in the US House of Representatives

September 8, 2010
Arthur Lupia

Intergovernmental Delegation of Authority: Congress Chooses the Cloth to Cut Their Coats

September 15, 2010
Pamela Jo Clouser

Does Issue Linkage Work? Evidence from European Alliance Negotiations, 1815 to 1945

September 22, 2010
Paul Poast

Mobilizing Aggression in Mass Politics: Violent Attitudes & Violent Political Rhetoric”

October 6, 2010
Nathan Kalmoe

Who Wins? Conference Committees and Congressional Organization”

October 13, 2010
Daniel Magleby

Partisanship and Trade Policy in the United States”

October 20, 2010
Su-Hyun Lee

Why Aren’t There Any Dominant Parties in Presidential Democracies?”

October 27, 2010
Kharis Templeman

Violent Civil Society: the American Legion, the State, and the Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 1940s

November 3, 2010
David Smith

Party Organization and Government Spending”

November 10, 2010
Kenneth Mori McElwain and Erin Giencke

Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society”

November 17, 2010
Rieko Kage (University of Tokyo)

“Partisanship Versus Ideology: How Business and Labor Groups Shape Electoral Competition in the U.S.

November 18, 2010
Jonathan Wand (Stanford University)

Voting in the Council of the European Union Before and After the 2004 Enlargement

December 1, 2010
Madeleine Hosli (Leiden University)

Participation in the Political Blogosphere: Preliminary Results from a Representative Survey

December 7, 2010
Abe Gong

“Immigration, Race and Antidiscrimination Policy in Europe

December 8, 2010
Terri Givens (University of Texas-Austin)

“Measuring Land Tenure and Its Transformation in Tanzania

January 19, 2011
Kelly Askew

The Party Edge: Consultant-Candidate Networks in American Political Parties”

January 26, 2011
Brendan Nyhan

Network Analysis Reveals the Structural Position of Foreign Law in the Early Jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court”

February 9, 2011
Daniel Katz

“A Philosophy of Science Approach to Understanding the Value of Computational Models in Social Science Research

February 14, 2011
Ken Kollman

“Attitude Constraint and Ideological Partisanship

March 9, 2011
Jon Miller

“Agency Politicization and Personnel Turnover: Estimating Agency Ideal Points with Federal Campaign Contributions Data

March 16, 2011
Jowei Chen

Sympathy for the Underdog: Why the American Rich Support Downward Economic Redistribution.”

March 23, 2011
Spencer Piston

“A Geography of Power: Rural Perspectives of Political Inequality

April 6, 2011
Kathy Cramer Walsh (University of Wisconsin)

“Constrained Conservatism: The Impact of Group Consciousness on Black Ideology

April 6, 2011
Tasha Philpot (University of Texas – Austin)

“Rumors, Truths, and Reality: A Study of Political Misinformation

April 8, 2011
Adam Berinsky (MIT)

Who is the Tea Party and What do They Want?”

April 13, 2011
Chris Parker (University of Washington)

“The Fed May be Politically Independent, But it is Not Politically Indifferent

April 27, 2011
Bill Clark (co-authored with Vincent Arel-Bundock)

“The Gender Gap in American Partisanship

May 11, 2011
Nancy Burns, Don Kinder, Ashley Jardina, and Molly Reynolds