"Diverse Democracies: Ideas, Institutions, Populations"
University of California, Irvine
SBSG 1517 and SBSG 1321
Saturday, May 18, 2013
9:00am to 6:00pm
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast (SBSG 1517)
9:30 - 11:45 a.m. - Panel IA (SBSG 1321): Identity and Immigration
- Chair and Discussant: Prof. Louis DeSipio (Dept. of Political Science, UC Irvine)
Discussant: Prof. Susan Brown (Dept. of Sociology, UC Irvine)
- Michael L. Walker (UC Riverside) – “A Strange Democracy: 'The Politics' of Jail Inmate Governance”
- Michael Davidson (UC San Diego) – “Democracy and Diversity Revisited”
- Chandra Russo (UC Santa Barbara) – “Allies forging Collective Identity: Embodiment and Emotions on the Migrant Trail"
- Lila P. Kooklan (UC Irvine) – “Identity Salience: A Probe Study of Second-Generation Iranian Americans in Southern California"
9:30 – 11:45 a.m. – Panel IB (SBSG 1517): Voting Behavior and Participation
- Chair and Discussant: Prof. Russ Dalton (Dept. of Political Science, UC Irvine)
Discussant: Prof. Graeme Boushey (Dept. of Political Science, UC Irvine)
- D. Alex Hughes (UC San Diego) – "Voting and Social Networks in Rural Honduras"
- Nicole Sherman (UC Irvine) – “Does Criminal Sanctioning Direct Democracy? A County-Level Analysis of the Relationship between Sentencing and Voting Behavior”
- Sunmin Kim (UC Berkeley) – “Relational Models of Political Participation: Tackling “Identities-to-Politics Link‟ with Latent Class Models”
- Lauren Copeland (UC Santa Barbara) – “Political Consumerism: Boycotting, Buycotting, and the Expansion of Political Participation in the United States”
- John Cuffe (UC Irvine) – “Local Power, National Activity? Local Government and Political Participation in non-Federal Systems”
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (SBSG 1517)
1:00 – 3:15 p.m. - Panel II (SBSG 1517): Cross-National and International Perspectives on Democratic Attitudes and Norms
- Chair and Discussant: Prof. Catherine Bolzendahl (Dept. of Sociology, UC Irvine)
Discussant: Prof. Roderic Kiewiet (Dept. of Political Science, Caltech)
- Katelyn Finley (UC Irvine) – “Converging Cultures?: Attitudes toward Income Redistribution across Eastern and Western European Union States”
- Joshua Malnight (UC Irvine) – "Coalitions, Institutions, and Nationalizations: A Comparative Analysis of the Hungarian and Argentine Pension Nationalizations"
- Winston Chou (Princeton University) – “Reconciling Liberal Theory with American Torture”
- Paul Hernandez (UC Riverside) – “Hindering Democratic Progress: The Impact of Banking Crises in Developed Countries on Democratic Institutionalization in the Developing World"
Erin Rice (UC Irvine) – “International Participation and Constitutional Survival”
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. – BREAK
3:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Panel III (SBSG 1517): Representative Democracy?
- Chair and Discussant: Prof. Dorie Solinger (Dept. of Political Science, UC Irvine)
Discussant: Prof. Yang Su (Dept. of Sociology, UC Irvine)
- Sierra Powell (UC Irvine) – "A New Approach to Measuring Campaign Effects: Analyzing Themes of the 2008 Presidential Campaign"
- Julian Lee (UC Irvine) – “A Different Chinese Democracy: Alternatives to Regime Misperception”
- Robert Nyenhuis (UC Irvine) – “Populism in Latin America and Europe: A Cross-Regional, Micro-Level Analysis of Populist Political Actors”