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Interdisciplinary Workshops on Politics and Policy Archive 2011

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.

2011-2012 Series

To Tell The Truth: Turnout Estimation and Validation in the 2008 ANES Panel Study

September 7, 2011
Arthur Lupia

High-bandwidth Participation: What Theories of Political Participation Can Teach Us About the Blogosphere, and Vice Versa

September 14, 2011
Abe Gong

Doubled-Edged (S)words: Violent Rhetoric & Aggression in Mass Politics

September 21, 2011
Nathan Kalmoe

Do Electoral Quotas Benefit the Poor? Evidence from India

September 28, 2011
Brian Min

Radio Free USA: Public Support for War in the Face of Elite Persuasion

October 5, 2011
Neill Mohammad

Beyond the Pale: White Americans’ Conditional Response to the Norm of Equality

October 12, 2011
LaFleur Stephens

Land, Votes, and Violence: Political Effects of the Insecure Property Rights over Land in Dagestan

October 19, 2011
Egor Lazarev (Carnegie Visiting Scholar, European University)

Public Opinion Polarization, Political Belief Networks, and the Socio-cognitive Heterogeneity of American Voters

October 26, 2011
Delia Baldassarri (Princeton University)

Federal Employee Unionization and Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy

November 2, 2011
Jowei Chen

The State Matters: Election Day Registration in the 70s, 90s and Today

November 9, 2011
Craig Brians (Virginia Tech University)

The Big Bird Effect: Exploring the Links Between Public Broadcasting and Political Knowledge

November 16, 2011
Patrick O‘Mahen

The Influence of Competing Identities on Political Preferences: An Experimental Study

November 30, 2011
Samara Klar

When is Terrorism Terrifying?

December 7, 2011
Ted Brader

The Politics of Race: How Threat Cues and Group Position Can Activate White Identity

January 11, 2012
Vincent Hutchings

God’s Nation: Religious Nationalism and American Militarism

January 25, 2012
Irfan Nooruddin (Ohio State Univ)

A Moving Target: The Changing Role of Gender in American Politics

February 1, 2012
Nick Winter (University of Virginia)

Let the Right One In: The Determinants of Mainstream Political Parties’ Incorporation Strategies toward Immigrants

February 8, 2012
Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez

Why do Politicians Hide Their Wealth? Conflicting Attitudes Toward the Rich and Poor: the Uncertain Basis of American Opinion About Economic Redistribution

February 15, 2012
Spencer Piston

What Motivates Donors to Contribute?

February 22, 2012
David Magleby (Brigham Young University)

Is There a Culture War? Heterogeneous Value Choices and American Public Opinion

March 7, 2012
William Jacoby

Protecting Civilians at Home and Abroad

March 14, 2012
Gary Uzonyi

Complexity in the Social Dynamics of Political Violence

March 19, 2012
Scott Helfstein, Director of Research for the Combating Terrorism Center

No Compromise: Investigating the Politics of Conviction

March 21, 2012
Timothy Ryan

The Thermostatic Model in the American States

March 28, 2012
Julianna Pacheco

Leader Effects on Vote Choice in Corrupted Countries: Do Voters Choose the Lesser Evil?

April 4, 2012
Diana Burlacu, Visiting Scholar and Ph.D. Student from Central European University

The Political and Institutional Determinants of Rulemaking in the American States

April 18, 2012
Graeme Boushey

What is the Preferred Population? Comparing ‘College Sophomores’ and Adults in Political Science Experiments

April 25, 2012
Adam Levine (Vanderbilt University) and Yanna Krupnikov (Indiana University)

Central Banks at War

May 2, 2012
Paul Poast (Rutgers University)

Name Recognition and Candidate Support

May 9, 2012
Cindy Kam (Vanderbilt University)