The tenthÂ Southern California Comparative Political Science conference will hosted at UC MercedÂ on FebruaryÂ 19, 2016.Â A .pdf version of the program with parking information can be downloaded here:Â Program
There is no registration fee but as lunch will be provided, we do need a head count. Please register by sending an email toÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ indicating whether you plan to attend by February 10.
Session I:Â 10:45-12:00
Christopher Kam Â (UBC)
The evolution of electoral competition in Victorian England [.pdf]
Discussant: Brad LeVeckÂ (UCM)
Discussant: Christopher KamÂ (UBC)
Session II:Â 12:45-200
Mona Vakilifathi Â (UCSD)
Legislative Term Limits, Finite Time Horizons, and Ex Ante Means of Bureaucratic Control [.pdf]
Discussant: Nate MonroeÂ (UCM)
Marie-Catherine Wavreille (UCSD)
When do Politicians Tie their Fates to Ballot Measures? [.pdf]
Discussant: Â Jessica TrounstineÂ (UCM)
Session III:Â 2:15-3:45
Discussant: Indridi Indridason (UCR)
Christine Cahill (UC Davis)
The Electoral Consequences of Strategic Ambiguity for European Political Parties [.pdf]
Discussant: Brian WilliamsÂ (UCR)
Kathryn WainfanÂ Â (UCLA)
Decentralization as Party Electoral Strategy [.pdf]
Discussant:Â David FortunatoÂ (UCM)
Session IV:Â 4:00-5:15
Discussant: Mike ThiesÂ (UCLA)
Discussant: Â Courtenay ConradÂ UCM)
The Future of SCPI:Â 5:15-5:30
Post-Conference Fun:Â Â TBD.
Each session consists of two-three papers and allows. In order to leave ample room for discussion, paper presenters are asked to keep their presentations under 20 minutes. Discussants should limit their discussion to 10 minutes. Presenters are asked to provide the discussants with copies of their papers in a timely manner (the email addresses are embedded in this link):Â EMAIL THE DISCUSSANTS. Your papers will also be posted on the SCPI website unless you indicate a preference for it not being posted.
We will meet in the Tuolumne Meadows Conference Room (SSM 230) in the Social Sciences and Management building. Looking at the map, you will notice that SSM it is the last building on the right side of the main campus road coming from the parking lots. It should be a 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot. A map of campus can be found here.
â€‹Those that have requested parking passes will find a space allocated for them in the LAKE LOT — it will be marked with your name. Those with UC passesâ€‹ may park in the LAKE LOT, LAKE LOT 2, or EVOLUTION VALLEY LOT. Be certain that your home campus parking pass is displayed.