February 26, 2005
Social Science Tower 220A and 220B
University of California, Irvine
On the 15th anniversary of the democratization wave of 1990, the Center for the Study of Democracy is hosting a graduate student research conference on "Democracy and its Development." This is the first of a planned annual series of meetings among faculty and doctoral students from California universities who are interested in democratic development in the "established" democracies, consolidating democracies, or democratic transitions. The conference provides a forum for graduate students to present thesis or pre-thesis research, with faculty commenting on their findings.
The conference was organized by
Nina Bandelj, University of California, Irvine,
Anthony McGann, University of California, Irvine, and
Carole Uhlaner, University of California, Irvine
A peer-reviewed subset of papers has been published through the California Digital Library as part of the Center's Symposium: Democracy and Development Series.
9:30AM Registration and Breakfast
10:00 Welcome -- William Schonfeld, Center for the Study of Democracy
10:15-12:00 PANEL 1: POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Chair: David Meyer, UC Irvine
Bruce Hemmer, University of California, Irvine,
Putting the "Up" in Bottom-Up Peacebuilding: Aid, Legitimacy, Coalitions and Political Engagement".
Matthew Cardinale, University of California, Irvine,
Democracy Despite Barriers: Explaining the Political Activism of Some Homeless Youth and the Alienation of Most".
Jessica Taft, University of California, Santa Barbara,
"Youth Civic Engagement and Democratic Political Practice".
Oscar Martinez-Tapia, Harvard University,
“Aznar's Misunderestimation: Castilla is not the Midwest”.
Discussant David Meyer, UC Irvine
10:15-12:00 PANEL 2: ELECTIONS
Moderator: Bernard Grofman, UC Irvine
Yogesh Uppal, University of California, Irvine,
"The (Dis)advantaged Incumbents: Estimating Incumbency Effects in Indian State Legislatures".
Delia R. Grigg, Cal Tech and Jonathan Katz Cal Tech,
“The Impact of Majority-Minority Districts on Congressional Elections”.
Garrett R. Beeler-Asay, University of California, Irvine,
“Negative Campaign Advertising in the 2000 Election: A Test of the Media Conflict Bias”.
Betsy Sinclair, Cal Tech,
“The British Paradox: Strategic Voting and the Failure of Duverger's Law”.
Discussants: Bernard Grofman, UC Irvine, Matthew Beckmann, UC Irvine, and Tony McGann, UC Irvine
1:00-2:45 PANEL 3: LOCAL POLITICS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Chair: Nina Bandelj, UC Irvine
Caroline W. Lee, University of California, San Diego,
"Including Unusual Suspects: Comparing Governance and Participation in Empowered Deliberative Democracy and "Conservation Machine" Regimes".
Inyi Choi, University of California, San Diego,
"Creation of Union Democracy, Workers' Consciousness and Solidarity: Decision-Making Process, Election, and Education in Korean Unions".
Michael J. Jensen, University of California, Irvine,
"Civil Society and Cyber Society: Community Associations and Democratic Politics".
Michael Latner, University of California, Irvine,
"Aggregating Conflict: The Impact of Municipal Boundaries on Electoral Politics"
Discussants: Hans-Dieter Klingemann, UC Irvine and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
1:00-2:45 PANEL 4: PARTIES AND PUBLIC GOODS
Moderator: Carole Uhlaner, UC Irvine
Joaquin Artes Caselles, University of California, Irvine and Enrique Garcia Viñuela, Universidad Complutense de Madrid,
“Reforming Electoral Finance in the Nineties: A Case Study of Spain”.
Tatiana Rizova, University of California, Los Angeles,
“Post-Authoritarian Metamorphoses: The Adaptation of Successor Parties to Democracy”.
Saumik Paul, Claremont Graduate University,
"Public Good and Incumbency in Political Power: Some Evidence from India".
Sarah A. Hill, Cal Tech,
“Education Finance Reform and Public School Expenditures".
Discussants: Russell Dalton, UC Irvine, Priya Ranjan, UC Irvine, and Carole Uhlaner, UC Irvine
2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
3:00-4:45 PANEL 5: DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT
Moderator: Solomon Major, UC Irvine
Lisa Blaydes, University of California, Los Angeles,
"One Man, One Vote, One Time? Modeling the Prospects of Spontaneous Democratization in the Middle East".
Brian Min, University of California, Los Angeles,
"Regime Change and War in New Democracies".
Ashish Chaturvedi, University of California, Irvine, and Arnab Mukherji, RAND Graduate School,
"Do Elections Incite Violent Crime?"
Philip Potter, University of California, Los Angeles,
"Democracy and Foreign Policy: The Link Between Presidential Turnover and International Stability".
Discussants: Solomon Major
3:00-4:45 PANEL 6: DEMOCRACY AND ECONOMICS
Moderator: Carole Uhlaner, UC Irvine
Nathan Fiala, University of California, Irvine,
"The Dangers to Democracy in the Third World: The Works of Amartya Sen, Joseph Stigliz and Ngugi wa Thiong'o".
Robert Höllenbaugh, University of Southern California,
"Affecting Political Democracy: The impact of US Foreign Aid on Less Developed Countries, 1950-1999."
Katie Appenrodt, University of California, Irvine,
"The New Singaporean Paradox".
Julia Gray, University of California, Los Angeles,
"Does EU Accession Make First-Generation Policy Reform Seem Less Risky?"
Discussants: Amihai Glazer, UC Irvine and Stergios Skaperdas, UC Irvine
4:45 CONCLUDING REMARKS