6th Annual UCI Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) Graduate Student Conference


Saturday, May 10, 2010


(Program in PDF format)

9:00- 9:30 Registration and Breakfast (SSPB 1208)

10:00- 11:45 (SSL 117) Panel 1a- Institutions

Discussant: Katie Bolzendahl, Department of Sociology, UCI

Neil Chaturvedi – The People’s Will: State Supreme Court Justices as Representatives

Thomas J. Hayes – Senate Responsivness in an Era of Inequality

Seth Alexander – Judicial Empowerment in Authoritarian Regimes

Brian Donald Williams – How Consensual are Consensual Democracies? Comparing Legislative Roll-Call Vote Outcomes From Twenty-Four Countries

10:00- 11:45 Panel 1b-Mobilization

  (SSL 119)


Discussant: Yang Su, Department of Sociology, UCI; Dorothy Solinger, Department of Political Science, UCI

Yuval Feinstein – War and the Public: A New Explanation from the Rally-Round-The-Flag Syndrome

Kathryn Quick – Narrative Work of Managing Emergent Democratic Processes

Evan McCulla – Labor Contention in China: A Statistical Perspective

Amanda Pullum – Countermovements in the States

Jeff Kwong – Multiple Principles, Conflicting Objectives, and Agent Enactment Failure: The Case of Proposition 209 in California

11:45- 1:00

Lunch (SSPB 1208)



1:00-2:45 Panel 2a-Theory (SSL 117)

Discussant: Evan Shoefer, Department of Sociology, UCI

Mayia Shulga – The Elite Competitive Conception of Democracy, Its Social Ontological Assumptions, and their Consequences for Studying Democracy


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