The ninthÂ Southern California Comparative Political Science conference will hosted at UCR on MarchÂ 26, 2015.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 MarchÂ 19.
Session I:Â 10:45-12:00
Patrick Dumont & Bernie GrofmanÂ (Luxembourg & UC Irvine)
The Power of Power: Party System and Coalition TypesÂ [.pdf]
Zsuzsanna Blanka MagyarÂ Â (UCLA)
In Opposition to the OppositionÂ [.pdf]
Discussant:Â Chrisptopher KamÂ (UBC)
Session II:Â 1:00-3:00
Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson & Indridi H. Indridason Â (Iceland & UC-Riverside)
A Change is Gonna Come [.pdf]
Julia LeeÂ (UCLA)
Do Female Politicians Improve the Quality of Basic Services? [.pdf]
Discussant:Â Benjamin NybladeÂ (UBC) & Michael Thies (UCLA)
Session III:Â 3:15-4:40
Haifeng Huang & Serra Boranbay Â (UC Merced & Carnegie Mellon)
Media, Protest Diffusion, and Authoritarian Resilience in China [.pdf]
Paul Zachary & William Spaniel Â (UCSD & Rochester)
Getting a Hand By Cutting Them Off: How Uncertainty over Political CorruptionÂ Affects Violence [.pdf]
Discussant: Â Devesh TiwariÂ Â (UCSD)
The Future of SCPI:Â 4:40-5:00
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.
The conference will take place at University of California,Â Riverside in theÂ Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 1500. A map of campus can be found here.
Attendees with parking permits at other UC campuses park for free on campus.Â We will arrange for parking permits for other attendees so please indicateÂ whether you need one when you register for the conference. In either case,Â when you arrive on campus go to the parking booth located in front of parkingÂ lot P1/V1.