Call for papers

We are pleased to announce the first conference of the Southern California Comparative Political Institutions conference series will be held on February 18, 2011 at University of California, Riverside.   The conference series will consist of two to three conferences a year, rotating among the institutions in Southern California (and occasionally beyond), bringing together scholars interested in the quantitative and formal study of political institutions.  We are interested in papers on political institutions broadly speaking whether focused on a comparative analysis of political institutions or the effects of particular political institutions on individual behavior.

The format of the conference aims at creating an opportunity for in-depth discussion of the research presented and constructive exchange of ideas.  While the conferences will be located in Southern California (for the most part) we welcome participants from outside the region.  The number of papers presented at the conference will, therefore, be limited to six or seven papers to allow sufficient time for discussion in both formal and informal settings.

We invite submissions of papers for presentation at the first conference.  Paper submissions are sought from both faculty and advanced graduate students.  Paper proposals (title and abstract, or alternatively, the paper) should be sent to

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The deadline for submission is Dec. 15.

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