10th Annual California Graduate Student Conference
Democracy in Transition

University of California, Irvine Center for the Study of Democracy
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1321 Saturday,
May 10, 2014 – 9:30 am to 3:30p.m.

9:30 – 10:00a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:45a.m. – Panel I – Democratic Institutions

Chair and Discussant:       Prof. Ami Glazer (Department of Economics, UC Irvine)
Discussant:    Prof. Graeme Boushey (Department of Political Science, UC Irvine)

Alex Keena/Misty Knight-Rini (UC Irvine) - Where have all the Mavericks Gone? Party Polarization and the Maverick Effect of Past Political Experiences

Michael Sacks (UC Irvine) - In the Club: Strategic Admission, Membership, and the Endogenous Splitting of Clubs

Matias Fernandes (UCLA) - Keeping Authoritarianism Alive. Clientelistic and Technocratic Practices in Mexican and Chilean Transportation Reforms

Don Lee (UC San Diego) - Presidential Power and Political Competition: Making Sense of Presidential Cabinet Formation in Asia

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. – LUNCH

12:45 – 2:00p.m.   Panel II – Immigration Populism, and Democrac

Chair and Discussant: Prof. Louis DeSipio, (Department of Political Science, UC Irvine)

Trevor Allen (UC Irvine) -Extreme Support and Mainstream Failure: Far Right Populism After the Financial Crisis.

Kimberly Shella (UC Irvine) - Switching from Left to Right: Co-ethnic Candidates, Center Right Parties, and Immigrant Ethnic Voters in Europe

Kelsey Norman (UC Irvine) - When Senders Become Receivers: Policies toward migrants in Morocco and Egypt

2:00 – 2:15p.m. - BREAK

2:15 – 3:15p.m. Panel III – Social Movements and Democracy

Chair and Discussant: Prof. Catherine Bolzendahl, (Department of Sociology, UC Irvine)
Discussant: Prof. Yang Su, (Department of Sociology, UC Irvine)

Stacey Livingstone (UC San Diego) - Thawing the Winter Soldier: GI and Veteran Resistance from Vietnam to Iraq and the Dwindling of Chemistry

Amanda Pullum (UC Irvine) - Direct Democracy as a Social Movement Strategy


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