Comparative Politics Colloquium
The Comparative Politics Colloquium (CPC) is the intellectual forum for comparativists of all areas anjobd methods to meet and discuss current work. In addition to featuring faculty papers and occasional outside speakers, the CPC is an integral part of graduate training in the department of political science, serving as a place for students to present papers as well as dissertation prospectuses, grant proposals, dissertation chapters and practice job talks. The general format is for papers to be made available on our website a week in advance, and there is an expectation that colloquium participants will have read the papers in advance. The CPC meets weekly during the academic year on Thursdays from 12:30-1:45. All meetings will be in the Ogg room (# 422) in North Hall unless otherwise noted on the schedule. The CPC is a great opportunity to get to know fellow comparativists as well as to learn about and advance each others' scholarship. The faculty director of the CPC for the coming year is Scott Straus. Please contact Hannah Chapman (email@example.com) for additional information about the CPC or to be added to its mailing list.
The Comparative Politics Colloquium is grateful for the generous support of the Thomas Leonard Wemple Johnson Endowment for Political Science.
Tentative Fall 2013 Schedule
September 5: Organizational Meeting
September 12: Third Year Proposals." Hannah Chapman, Cooptation or Cooperation? State-Sponsored Youth Organizations in Eurasia." Ning Leng, Between Real and Shadow Banking in China: Intervention of State Owned Enterprises in Private Capital Markets." Anna Weisfeiler, When Domestic Meets Foreign: Strategic Interaction as Determinant of Trajectory, Objective, and Duration of Intrastate Conflict."
September 20 (Friday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm): Second Year Presentations
First Panel (12:05-1:10): Rachel Jacobs, "Keeping Losers Out: Post-Conflict Reintegration, Exclusion, and Democratization;" Nathaniel Olin, "Second-Year Presentation;" Camilla Reutersward, "Pathways to Progressive Reform: The Impact of State Architecture on Latin American Abortion Policy;"and Degi Uvsh, "Decentralization and Public Goods Provision in Russian Regions."
Second Panel (1:15-2:05): Caitlin Carroll, "Women's Political Participation and Empowerment in Post-Revolution Tunisia;" Clarence Moore, "Finding Fault Lines: Understanding Identity Salience in Conflict;" and Jack Van Thomme, "Moderation and the National Front in France."
Third Panel (2:10-3:00): Sarah Bouchat, "Black Markets, White Elephants: Trust, Credibility, and Reform in Myanmar;" Jose Enriquez, "Judges' Behavior in Mexico's Electoral Tribunal;" and Zach Warner, "Decentralization and Public Goods Provision in Nigeria."
September 26: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University), "Compliance and Resistance in Iraq under Saddam Hussein: Evidence from the Files of the Ba'th Party." Joint with International Relations Colloquium.
October 3: Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University), "Local Politics of Immigration in Sverdlovsk." Joint with the Havens Center and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Co-sponsored with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.
October 10: Vera Zuo (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Welfare Distribution without Voters: The Local Political Economy of Welfare Reforms in China."
October 17: Kristin Vekasi (University of Wisconsin-Madison),"Transforming Risk: Social Strategies of Multinational Firms."
October 24: James Scott (Yale University), "Early Stages: The Golden Age of the Barbarians." Joint with the Havens Center and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
October 31: Jeff Paller (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "African Slums: Constructing Democracy in Unexpected Places."
November 7: Milan Svolik (University of Illinois). "Third-Party Actors and the Success of Democracy: How Electoral Commissions, Courts, and Observers Shape Incentives for Electoral Manipulation and Post-Election Protests"Joint with Political Economy Colloquium."
November 14: Peter Nasuti (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Leviathan or Team of Rivals? Administrative Cohesion and Anti-Corruption Reforms in Georgia and Ukraine."
November 21: Emily Sellars (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Labor Scarcity, Land Tenure, and the Persistence of History: Evidence from Mexico."
December 5: Charlie Taylor (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Ethnic Politics and Election Campaigns in Contemporary Africa."
Tentative Spring 2014 Schedule
January 23: Organizational Meeting
January 30: John Huber (Columbia University). Joint with Political Economy Colloquium.
February 6: Barry Driscoll (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
February 11: Susan Hyde (Yale University). Joint with International Relations Colloquium.
February 20: TBD
February 28: Matthew Mitchell (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
March 6: Rafaela Danzygier (Princeton University). Joint with the Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence.
March 13: TBD
March 27: Andrea Vindigni (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca). Joint with Political Economy Colloquium.
April 1: Megumi Naoi (University of California, San Diego). Joint with International Relations Colloquium. Co-sponsored with the Center for East Asia.
April 10: Margaret Levi (University of Washington). Joint with Political Economy Colloquium.
April 17: Evan Lieberman (Princeton University). Co-sponsored with the African Studies Program and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies.
April 24: Paul Staniland (University of Chicago). Joint with International Relations Colloquium. Co-sponsored with the Center for South Asia and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
May 1: TBD
May 8: Daniel Treisman (University of California, Los Angeles). Joint with Political Economy Colloquium.