CONVENOR: Charles "Tony" Smith

 

FACULTY

James Adams
Professor, Political Science, UC Davis

Edwin Amenta
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Matthew Beckman
Assistant Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Benjamin Bishin
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Riverside

Catherine Bolzendahl
Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Shaun Bowler
Professor, Political Science, UC Riverside

Erwin Chemerinsky
Professor of Law, School of Law, UC Irvine

Russell Dalton
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Louis Desipio
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Martha Feldman
Professor, Social Ecology, UC Irvine

Amihai Glazer
Professor, Economics, UC Irvine

Bernard Grofman
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Diana Kapiszewski
Assistant Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Arend Lijphart
Professor, Political Science, UC San Diego

Anthony McGann
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Jack Peltason
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Mark Petracca
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Francesca Polletta
Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Shawn Rosenberg
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

William Schonfeld
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Matthew Shugart
Professor, IRPS, UC San Diego

Barbara Sinclair
Professor, Political Science, UCLA

Kaare Strom
Professor, Political Science, UC San Diego

Rein Taagepera
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Katherine Tate
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Michael Thies
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Los Angeles

Carole Uhlaner
Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

Martin Wattenberg
Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATES

David Farrell
University of Manchester

Giorgio Freddi
University of Bologna

Daniela Giannetti
University of Bologna

Bruno Jerome
University of Paris II

Annie Laurent
University of Lille 2

Betrand Lemennicier
University of Paris II

Ian McAllister
Australian National University

Ferdinand Muller-Rommel
Leuphana University of Luneburg

Gideon Rahat
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ben Reilly
Australian National University

Carsten Q. Schneider
University of Budapest

Alec Stone-Sweet
Yale University Law School

Filippo Tronconi
University of Bologna

Christian Welzel
Jacobs University, Bremen

The program studies reforms within established democracies that might increase the ability of citizens to express their preferences and have these preferences represented within the democratic process.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS

The U.S. Democracy Audit: A Prospective Evaluation of American Democracy
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
Congressional Redistricting
The Pivotal Voter in British Politics
Reforms of Democratic Institutions: New Forms of Democracy?
Party Adaptation under List Proportional Systems
Delegation and Accountability

 

CONFERENCES

The Impact of Direct Democracy
Political Representation and Party Choice in the New EU
Judgement Day and Beyond: The 2002 Bundestagswahl
The Reform and Transformation of Democratic Institutions
Comparative Redistricting Conference

  

PUBLISHED BOOKS

Andres Blais, Shaun Bowler, and Bernard Grofman, eds. "Minisymposium: Runoff Elections" (Electgorial Studies, 2009)
Catherine Bolzendahl and Clem Brooks, Women's Political Resources and Welfare State Spendng in 12 Capitalist Democracies (Social Forces 85, 2007)
Anthony McGann, The Logic of Democracy: Reconciling Equality, Deliberation, and Minority Protection (Michigan Studies in Political Analysis) (University of Michigan Press, 2006)
Francesca Polletta, It Was Like A Fever: Storytelling in Protests and Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006)
David S. Meyer, Valerie Jenness and Helen Ingram, eds. Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005)
Russell Dalton, Democracy Challenges, Democratic Choices. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).
Bruce Cain, Russell Dalton and Susan Scarrow, eds. Democracy Transformed? The Expansion of Political Access in Advanced Industrial Democracies. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
Kaare Strom, Wolfgang Mueller, and Torbjorn Bergman, eds. Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).
Bernard Grofman and Arend Lijphart, eds. The Evolution of Electoral and Party Systems in the Nordic Countries. (New York: Agathon Press, 2002).
Martin Wattenberg, Where Have All the Voters Gone? (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002).
Russell Dalton and Martin Wattenberg, eds. Parties without Partisans: Political Change in Advanced Industrial Democracies. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Bernard Grofman, ed. Political Science as Puzzle Solving. (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2001).
Matthew Sobert Shugart and Martin Wattenberg, eds. Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001).

 

RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS

Bernard Grofman, Political Science Faculty Salaries at the University of California (CSD-09-04)
Miki Caul Kittilson and Russell J. Dalton, The Internet and Virtual Civil Society: The New Frontier of Social Capital (CSD-08-05)
Russell J. Dalton, Doh C. Shin and Willy Jou, Popular Conceptions of the Meaning of Democracy: Democratic Understanding in Unlikely Places (CSD07-03)
David Lubin, Thomas Brunell, Bernard Grofman and Lisa Handley, Is Voting Rights Act No Longer Needed? In a Word, "No", (CSD-07-02)
Shawn Rosenberg, An Empirical Study of Types of Democratic Deliberations: The Limits and Potential Citizen Participation (CSD-06-12)
Louis DeSipio, Natalie Masuoka and Christopher Stout, The Changing Non-Voter: What Differentiates Non-Voters and Voters in Asian American and Latino Communities? (CSD-06-11)
Anthony J. McGann and Michael Latner, Consensus Without Veto-Players: Testing Theories of Consensual Democracy (CSD-06-03)
Russell J. Dalton and Alix van Sickle, The Resource, Structural and Cultural Bases of Protest (CSD-05-11)
Anthony McGann and Teresa Moran, The Myth of The Disproporationate Influence of Small Parties in Israel (CSD-05-08)
Matthew Shugart, Comparative Executive-Legislative Relations: Hierachies vs. Transactions in Constitutional Design (CSD-05-07)
Rein Taagepera, Meteoric Rise: Res Publica in Estonia, 2001-2004 (CSD-05-03)
Shawn Rosenberg, The Empirical Study of Deliberative Democracy: Setting A Research Agenda, (CSD-05-02)
Royce Carroll and Matthew Shugart, Neo-Madisonian Theories of Latin American Institutions, (CSD-05-01)
Nina Bandelj, Institutional Foundations of Economic Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe (1990-2000) (CSD-04-14)
Martha Feldman and Anne Khademian, Inclusive Management: Building Relationships with the Public (CSD04-12)
Russell J. Dalton, Partisan Mobilization, Cognitive Mobilization and the Changing American Electorate (CSD04-11)
Michael Latner and Anthony McGann, Geographical Representation Under Proportional Representation: The Cases of Israel and the Netherlands (CSD04-09)
Matthew S. Shugart, Melody E. Valdini, and Kati Souminen, Information and the Personal Vote under Proportional Representation (CSD04-05)
David Farrell & Ian McAllister, Voter Satisfaction and Electoral Systems: Does Preferential Voting in Candidate-Centered Systems Make A Difference (CSD04-04)
Edward M. Kennedy, Images of Nationhood and Tolerance of Ethnic Minorities: Health Policy and Economic Security (CSD03-11)
Steven Weldon, Images of Nationhood and Tolerance of Ethnic Minorities: A Comparative Analysis of Western Europe (CSD03-08)
Russell J. Dalton, Susan E. Scarrow, & Bruce Cain, Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies (CSD03-04)
Anthony J. McGann, The Tyranny of the Super-Majority: How Majority Rule Protects Minorities (CSD02-07)
Ken'ichi Ikeda, Social Capital and Social Communication in Japan: Political Participation and Tolerance (CSD02-06)
Rein Taagepera, Limiting Frames of Political Games: Logical Quantitative Models of Size, Growth and Distribution (CSD02-04)

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