Please join us on Wednesday, February 2 for University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Melanie Manion. She’ll be presenting her paper, “Congresses with Constituents, Constituents without Congresses: Representation for Authoritarian Rule in China.” Our resident China expert, Travis Warner, will be our discussant.
Please join us this Wednesday for our first outside guests of 2011, Profs. Mala Htun of the New School and Laurel Weldon of Purdue University. They’ll be discussing their paper, “State Power, Religion, and Women’s Rights: Comparative Politics of Family Law.” Jaira Harrington will be our discussant.
If you liked last week’s workshop, come out this week for another dose of clientelism! This time postdoc Mariela Szwarcberg takes on clientelist politics in Latin America in her paper, Uncertainty, Political Clientelism, and Voter Turnout in Latin America:Why Parties Conduct Rallies in Argentina.” Jose Antonio Hernandez Company will be our discussant. See you there!
Be sure to come out next week for our very own postdoc, Dominika Koter, who will be presenting her paper “Ties and Votes: Social Structure and Electoral Politics in Africa.” First-year Amanda Blair will be our discussant.
The paper will go out over the comparativepol list later today. Hope to see you there!
The Winter 2011 schedule, complete with some titles, is up around campus.
Here’s the quick version:
January 5: no workshop
January 12: Dominika Koter, University of Chicago
January 19: Mariela Szwarcberg, University of Chicago
January 26: Mala Htun, New School, and Laurel Weldon, Purdue University
February 2: Melanie Manion, University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 9: Chris Haid, University of Chicago
February 16: Dina Rashed, University of Chicago
March 2: Susanne Wengle, University of Chicago
March 11 (Friday): Joint Workshop with Northwestern University at the Gleacher Center: Kathy Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
As always, let me know if you’re interested in discussing any of these papers. We’re trying some new things with the workshop this quarter, so make sure to come by and check it out!