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

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 Organizers: Nikolay Marinov and Erdem Aytac

Tentative Program

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

8:00 - 8:30AM: Introductory Remarks

8:30 – 10:30AM: Panel 1

Joana Monteiro, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
(with Claudio Ferraz)
Does Oil Make Leaders Unaccountable? Evidence from Brazil’s Offshore Oil Boom

Noam Lupu, Juan March Institute and University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America

10:45 – 12:45PM: Panel 2

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 (with Marko Klasnja and Kevin Deegan-Krause)
Pocketbook vs Sociotropic Corruption Voting

1:45 – 3:45PM: Panel 3

David Patel, Cornell University (with Jaimie Bleck)
Out of Africa: Electoral Failure and the Future of Political Islam in West Africa

Amaney Jamal, Princeton University (with Tareq Masoud)
Islamist Party Support in the Developing World

4:00 – 6:00PM: Panel 4

Milan Svolik, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (with Svitlana Chernykh)
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? The Effects of Survey Sponsorship on Subject Responses

Jason Brownlee, University of Texas, Austin
TBD

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, Washington University, 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