Comparative Politics Colloquium

Comparative Politics Colloquium

Spring 2019 Schedule                                            

Thursdays, 12:30PM – 2:00PM, Moses Hall 223
Faculty Coordinator: Leonardo Arriola

January 31
Jennifer Bussell, UC Berkeley
Clients and Constituents: Political Responsiveness in Patronage Democracies

February 7
Noah Nathan, University of Michigan
Electoral Politics and Africa's Urban Transition: Class and Ethnicity in Ghana

February 14
Jake Bowers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Does Politics Affect Perceptions of Place? The Effect of Campaigns on Perceptions of Diversity in the UK

February 21
Jessica Gottlieb, Bush School of Government, Texas A&M University
Keeping the State Weak to Prevent Claim-Making in Young Democracies

March 7
Eugene Finkel, SAIS Johns Hopkins University
Religious Diversity and Contentious Politics in the Russian Empire

March 14
Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University
How the Catholic Church Shaped Early State Formation in Europe

March 21
Rob Blair, Brown University
Foreign Aid and State Legitimacy

April 4
Peter Loewen, University of Toronto
Politician Health and Democratic Representation

April 11
Kim Dionne, UC Riverside
Constraints on Women Politicians' Role Model Effects: Evidence from Africa

April 25
Adrian Lucardi, ITAM
Electoral Rules and the Geographic Distribution of Public Goods


Fall 2018 Schedule                                            

Thursdays, 12:30PM – 2:00PM, Moses Hall 223
September 13
Milan Svolik, Yale University 
Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States
September 20
Paul Thissen, UC Berkeley
Legacy Institutions and Political Order in Weak States: Evidence from Chad
September 27
Mathias Poertner, UC Berkeley
Amassing Support: The Organizational Roots of New Parties in Latin America
October 4
Kristin Michelitch, Vanderbilt University
Gender, Networks, and Politician Performance: Evidence from 50 Ugandan Subnational Governments with Women's Reserved Seats
October 11
Rachel Brulé, NYU Abu Dhabi
Women's Representation & Resistance: Positive & Perverse Consequences of Indian Laws for Gender Equality
October 18
Jennifer Pan, Stanford University
How China’s Use of Welfare and Surveillance to Prevent Collective Action Backfires
October 25
Michael Weaver, University of British Columbia
'Let our ballots secure what our bullets have won:' Union Veterans and Voting for Radical Reconstruction and Black Suffrage
November 1
Candelaria Garay, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
November 8
Daniel de Kadt, University of California, Merced
November 15
Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Powerful and Enraged: Political Efficacy, Emotion, and Support for Populism in Europe
November 29
Tulia Falleti, University of Pennsylvania
Articulating Indigenous Demands in the Americas