Democracy with Edges

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 22:00

Democracy with Edges: Voters, Politicians, and Outsiders in Emerging Democracies

Yale University

June 21-22, 2012

 

Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

 

Sponsored by the Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy.

 

Conference Organizer: Nikolay Marinov

 

Assistant: Erdem Aytac

Thursday, June 21, 2012

 

8:30 – 10:30AM: Panel 1

 

Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Political Parties and Democratic Change in the Western Balkans: When Do External Actors Change Agendas?

 

Joshua Tucker, New York University

 

It’s the Bribe, Stupid! Pocketbook vs Sociotropic Corruption Voting

 

10:45 – 12:45PM: Panel 2

 

Joana Monteiro, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

 

Does Oil Make Politicians Unaccounatble: The Effects of the Recent Oil Boom in Brazil

 

Noam Lupu, Juan March Institute and University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America

 

1:45 – 3:45PM: Panel 3

 

David Patel, Cornell University

 

Paper Stones Redux: A History of Electoral Islamism

 

Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, and Tareq Masoud, Harvard University

 

Islamist Party Support in the Developing World

 

4:00 – 6:00PM: Panel 4

 

Milan Svolik, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

When Do Fraudulent Elections Confer Democratic Legitimacy? The Logic of Electoral Manipulation and Post-Election Protest

 

Lenka Bustikova, Duke University

 

Revenge of the Radical Right: Why Minority Accommodation Mobilizes Extremist Voting

 

Friday, June 22, 2012

 

8:30 – 10:30AM: Panel 5

 

Daniel Corstange, University of Maryland

 

Who Wants to Know? Foreign Government and University Sponsorship of Surveys in the Developing World

 

Jason Brownlee, University of Texas, Austin

 

Strategic Autocracy and the Egyptian Uprising

 

10:45 – 12:45PM: Panel 6

 

David Weinberg, MIT and UCLA

 

Playing Favorites: Washington’s Partisan Interventions in the Politics of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Iran

 

Nikolay Marinov, Yale University

 

Foreign Support and Electoral Fortunes

 

1:30 – 2:30PM: Concluding remarks by participants contributing discussion and final remarks by all participants

 

Participants contributing discussion:

 

Valerie Bunce, Cornell University

 

Sarah Bush, Harvard University

 

Dawn Brancati, University of Missouri, St. Louis

 

David Cameron, Yale University

 

Ana De La O, Yale University

 

Susan Hyde, Yale University

 

Jason Lyall, Yale University

 

Karen Remmer, Duke University

 

Kenneth Scheve, Yale University

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