Comparative Politics Research Workshop

Directors

Amanda Robinson and Jan Pierskalla

This workshop serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research related to comparative politics. Past seminars have examined political identity, presidential power, voting rules, consolidation of party systems, economic sanctions, language politics, and ethnic mobilization. All methodologies, including case studies, statistics, formal theory, and interpretivist approaches are welcome. We encourage papers with a specific geographic focus, as well as broad cross-regional analyses. The mission of the workshop is to foster a vibrant intellectual exchange among comparativists, to bring students and faculty into contact with nationally recognized figures in the field of comparative politics, and to create a comfortable, professional environment for the development of faculty and graduate student research at all levels.

 

Presentations for 2016-2017

Gabriella Lloyd (Ohio State) 
September 19, 2016
11:30 AM in 2130 Derby Hall
 
Daniel Silverman (Ohio State) 
October 3, 2016 
11:00 AM in 2130 Derby Hall 
 
Margaret Hanson (Ohio State) 
October 10, 2016 
11:00 AM in 2130 Derby Hall 
 
Peter Tunkis (Ohio State) 
October 17, 2016
11:00 AM in 2130 Derby Hall 
 
Alexandra Castillo (Ohio State) 
October 28, 2016
1:00 PM in 2130 Derby Hall
 
John Huber, Professor of Political Science at Columbia University
November 14, 2016
11:00 AM in 2130 Derby Hall 
 
Chris Blattmann, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago
December 5, 2016
11:00 AM in 2130 Derby Hall
 
Anna Meyerrose (Ohio State) 
January 23, 2017
Time TBD
 
William Nomikos, Yale University
February 6, 2017
Time TBD
 
John Ahlquist, Associate Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD
April 3, 2017
Time TBD
 
David Stasavage, Julius Silver Professor, NYU
April 10, 2017
Time TBD
 
Vicky Fouka, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
April 20, 2017
Time TBD
 
 

Past presentations: 

September 21, 2015
Evan Lieberman, Professor of Political Science, MIT
"Do Citizens Reward Good Service? Voter Responses to Basic Service Provision in Southern Africa."  
 
September 28, 2015
Anoop Sadanandan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Syracuse
"Why Democracy Deepens? Political Information and Decentralization in India." 
 
October 12, 2015
Raphael Cunha (Ohio State)
"Financial Globalization & Democracy: Political Uncertainty, Information Asymmetry, and Contagion from Domestic to International Investors in Emerging Markets"
 
October 26, 2015
Vittorio Merola (Ohio State)
"The Motivated Response to Inequality: How Information about Inequality Reduces Support for Redistribution"
 
November 9, 2015
Dan Silverman & Muj Isani (Ohio State)
 
November 16, 2015
David Rueda, Professor of Comparative Politics, Oxford
 
November 30, 2015
Loes Aaldering, University of Amsterdam
 
February 8, 2016
Daniel Hidalgo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT
 
April 11, 2016
Ana Arjona, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
 

January 26, 2015
"Segregation, Ethnic Favoritism, and the Strategic Targeting of Distributive Goods"
Amanda Robinson, Assistant Professor of Political Science    
Ohio State University   
        
February 2, 2015
"Formal Institutions, Political Capacity, and the Organizational Adoption of Political Violence"
Benjamin Acosta, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science    
Ohio State University    
        
February 16, 2015
"The Strategic Shuffle: Ethnic Geography, the Internal Security Apparatus, and Elections in Kenya"
Mai Hassan, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science    
University of Michigan    
        
February 23, 2015
"Party Cartelization, Indonesian-Style"
Dan Slater, Associate Professor of Political Science   
University of Chicago    
        
March 2, 2015
"Symbol or Substance?  Political Representation in Diverse German Cities"
Alex Street, Assistant Professor of Political Science    
Carroll College    
        
March 9, 2015
"The Territorial Dynamics of Colonial State-Building: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence from German East Africa 1890–1909"
Jan Pierskalla. Assistant Professor of Political Science    
Ohio State University    
        
March 30, 2015
"Unpacking Support for Free Trade: Experimental Evidence from Taiwan"
Wei-Ting Yen, PhD Candidate   
Ohio State University    
        
April 6, 2105
"Unelected Leaders, Time Horizons and Informal Taxation: Evidence from Zambia"
Kate Baldwin, Assistant Professor of Political Science    
Yale University    
        
April 13, 2015
"Divorce and the Political Gender Gap"
Sara Watson, Assistant Professor of Political Science    
Ohio State University    
        
April 20, 2015
"Regime Type and the Market for Protection: Gangs through Indonesia’s Political Development"
Yuhki Tajima, Assistant Professor    
Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service    
        
April 27, 2015
"Is There a Faith-Based Governance Advantage? Evidence from a Pilot Survey of Primary Health Care Facilities in Lebanon"
Melani Cammett, Professor of Government   
Harvard University

November 16, 2012
12:00 - 1:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Rachel E. Bowen
Paper: "Rewarding Corruption? The Perverse Effects of Judicial Corruption on FDI in Latin America" [pdf]

October 26, 2012
12:00 - 1:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Daniel Silverman
Paper: "The Arab Military and the Arab Spring: Agent of Continuity or Change?" [pdf]

September 20 2012
12:30-1:30pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Jody LaPorte
Paper: "Repression and Regimes in Post-Soviet Eurasia"

May 11 2012
2:30-4:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Eleonora Mattiacci
Paper: "Unstable Regimes? The Process of Nuclear Weapon Acquisition as a Catalyzer for Structural Breaks in the Relations between Rivals."

April 20 2012
12:00-1:30pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Vittorio Merola
Paper: TBA.

April 6, 2012
2:30-4:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Jason Morgan
Paper: "The Cheap Seats: Party Development and Local Electoral Reform in Poland."

February 17, 2012
2:00-3:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Paul DeBell
Paper: "Ideologies without parties? The representation gap in Hungarian party politcs."

January 13, 2012
12:00-1:30pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Jiwon Suh
Paper: "Disabled Causes: The Politics of Transitional Justice in Aceh, Indonesia" 

October 21, 2011
12:00-1:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Myriam Chandler
Paper: "Who Rules? Legislative Evolution Under Mexico's PRI, 1929-2000"

February 25, 2011
1:30 - 3:00 pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Michael Ross (UCLA)
Overview: The Comparative Politics Worskhop is delighted to invite you to a talk by Michael Ross, Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Professor Ross will be presenting a chapter from his forthcoming book, "The Past and Future of the Oil Curse." Ross is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. He has published widely on the political and economic problems of resource-rich countries, civil war, democratization, women's rights, and the politics of Southeast Asia. His recent APSR paper, "Oil, Islam and Women," was awarded the 2009 Heinz Eulau Award for best article in the APSR.

Paper: "The Past and Future of the Oil Curse"

May 22, 2009
12:00-1:30 pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Bill Liddle, Ohio State
"Swing Voters and the 2009 Indonesian Parliamentary Election"

April 24, 2009
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Irfan Nooruddin, Ohio State
"Voting for Peace: Do Post-Conflict Elections Help or Hinder Recovery?"

February 20, 2009
4:00-5:30pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Daniel Corstange, University of Maryland
Overview: In collaboration with PRISM, the CPRW will be proud to present Professor Daniel Corstange of the University of Maryland. Prof Corstange will be presenting his research on the use of unobtrusive measures in surveys to study controversial topics, with a substantive application to ethnic conflict in Lebanon. He represents a unique combination of skills, and is the only Middle East specialist I know who has also derived his own statistical estimator. He has published work based on fieldwork in Yemen in PS: Political Science & Politics and has a forthcoming piece in Political Analysis. He has also won numerous research awards, most recently being recognized by APSA's Comparative Democratization Section with their Best Fieldwork Award. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA 2000) and of the University of Michigan (Ph.D. 2008). Learn more about Prof Corstange.

October 10, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Pedro Magalhaes
"Europe a la Carte: Public Support for Policy Integration in an Enlarged European Union"

February 15, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Danielle Langfield
"Harbingers of Party System Change? Party Organization and Candidate Strategies in Dominant Party Systems"

February 28, 2008
2:30-4:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Michael Cohen
"Behavioral Expectations, Voter Perceptions, and Regional Parties"

March 14, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Konstantin Vossing
"The Formation of Social Democratic Parties: Degrees of Inclusion as External Constraints and the Strategic Choices of Labor Elites."

March 28, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Delia Dumitrescu
"Love Me or Fear Me? Election Posters Content in the 2007 French Elections"

April 11, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Richard Arnold
"From Grafitti to Genocide"

April 18, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Emily Beaulieu, University of Kentucky
"Election Protest & Political Reform"

April 25, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Sarah Wilson Sokhey

May 2, 2008 - Co-Sponsored by PRISM
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Gary Goertz, University of Arizona
"Two-level theory: what Skocpol, Ostrom, Kingdon,  and Nussbaum have in common"
Related chapter from recent book

May 9, 2008
1:30-3:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Christina Xydias
"Showing up, Shouting out, Shutting up: Women's Substantive Representation"

May 19, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Delia Dumitrescu
"The Anatomy of Poster Design. Candidate Posters in the 2007 French Legislative Elections"

May 22, 2008 (Thursday) CANCELLED
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Andrea Haupt
"European Parties' Responses to the International Economy"

May 30, 2008
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Konstantin Vossing
"The Formation of Social Democratic Parties: Degrees of Inclusion as External Constraints and the Strategic Choices of Labor Elites"

June 6, 2008 CANCELLED
3:30-5:00pm in the Spencer Room, Derby Hall
Irfan Nooruddin
"Voting for Peace"


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