7th Annual UCI Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, May 7, 2011
(Program in PDF format)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast – (SBSG 1321) 

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. - New Explanations of Political Participation – (SSPA 2112)

Discussants:  Stephen Burgard, Northeastern University, Yuliya Tverdova, UC Irvine
Henry Hail (UC Irvine) -  Do Eastern Relgions Promote Political Passivity?  Religion and Political Participation in South Korea and Taiwan
Ines Levin (Cal Tech) -  Political Participation is More than Just Resources
Katerina Vrablikova (Masaryk University) -  Non-Electoral Political Participation, Mobilization and Political Opportunity Structure in Western Democracies

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Democracy and the Market – (SSPA 2112)

Discussant:  Ana Rosas, UC Irvine, Yuliya Tverdova, UC Irvine
Jasmine Kerrissey (UC Irvine) -  Labor Union Mergers and Union Democracy 1900-2005
Cristina Nicolescu-Waggonner (UC Riverside)  The Negative Effect of Corruption on the Consolidation of Democracy

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Guest Speaker Stephen Burgard -  “Media and the Political Season Ahead"   (SBSG 1321)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - Democratic Politics in Comparative Perspective – (SSPA 2112)

Discussant: Catherine Bolzendahl, UC Irvine
Jae Hyeok Shin (UCLA) - Voter Demands and Personalistic Parties: Legislative Voting in the Philippine House of Representative 1987-2007
Jennifer Garcia (UC Irvine) - The ‘Electoral Connection’ Of Felon Disenfranchisement Reform
Lindsay Nielson (UC San Diego) Instant-Runoff Voting and Attitudes on Democracy in the United States:  Results from a Laboratory Experiment
Katja Newman (UC Irvine) - Constitutional Coups:  Advancing Executive Power in Latin American Democracies

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45 –4:30 p.m. – Inequality, Identity and Collective Action – (SSPA 2112)

Discussant:  Tony Smith
Diego Grijalva (UC Irvine) -  Inequality and Economic Growth:  Bridging the Short-run and the Long-run
Raffaele Asquer (UCLA) - Family Matters: Testing the Effect of Political Connections in Italy
Jennifer Jones (UC Irvine) - Virtual Community: Formation and Mobilization of a Collective, Democratic Identity in Egypt
Valerie Feldman (UC Davis) -  Sex Work Politics and the Internet: Forging Local and Translocal Political Communities Through the Blogsphere


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