COMPASS - Comparative Politics Reading Group











COMPASS hosts the comparative politics reading group where students are invited to present their work in progress, practice job talks, and prepare for conferences for their fellow students and faculty. Refreshments are provided. Traditionally the group has met roughly every other week on Friday from 5-630 pm.

The group does not meet during the summer.

Archive



Spring 2015



Hiatus.

Winter 2015



March 13


“The State in Africa: When do Politicians Promote Public Sector Development?” by Sarah Brierley



February 27


“Democratic Decentralization” by Kathryn Wainfan


“Media Freedom in Authoritarian Regimes: Signaling Strength or Tying Hands?” by Eoghan Stafford



February 13


“Heterogeneous Effects of Perceptions of Corruption on Turnout: The Mobilizational Importance of Anti-Corruption Campaigning” by Luke Sonnet


“Government Spending and Opposition Structure” by Zsuzsa Magyar



January 30


“Protesting Dictatorship: The Mass Mobilization in Autocracies Database” by Espen Geelmuyden Rød



January 16


“The Legacy of Colonial-State Capacity for Future Economic Success” by Albert Chang



Fall 2014



December 5


“Education and healthcare spending in authoritarian regimes, 1990-2010” by Yuree Noh



November 7


“Country-Level Predictors of Foreign Fighter Supply to Syria: Preliminary Evidence from an Exploratory Low-N Study” by George Derpanopoulos and Luke Sonnet



October 25


“European Integration and Asymmetric Shocks” by Ryan Weldzius (with Ronald Rogowski, Thomas Flaherty, Harrison Katz, and Lauren Peritz)



October 9


“Signaling and Information Acquisition in Authoritarian Institutions: Theory and Evidence from Russian Parliamentary Elections” by Maxim Ananyev



Spring 2014



June 6


“Conflict, Rivalries and the Duration of Authoritarian Regimes” by Joonbum Bae



May 23


“Corruption and the Public Distribution System in Bihar, India” by Galen Murray



April 11


“Shaping a winning party identity: The Zambian case” by Eun Kim



Winter 2014



March 14


“The Effect of Immigration Social Salience on Extreme Right Voting in European Parliamentary Elections” by Safia Farole



February 28


“Why do Protesters Become Armed” by Yuree Noh


“Does Transitional Justice Improve Democratization and Human Rights” by Clint vanSonnenberg



February 14


“Political polarization and Income Inequality: Evidence from U.S. State Legislatures” by Maxim Ananyev



January 31


“Education, Race, and Inequality: On the Determinants of the Distribution of Elementary Education in Brazil” by Josue Nobrega



January 17


“Propaganda or Unbiased Information? The Effect of Access to Information on Political Participation in Tanzania” by Ruth Carlitz (with Johannes Urpelainen, Columbia)



Fall 2013



December 9


“Does Transitional Justice Help Consolidate Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law?” by Clint vanSonnenberg


“The Careers of Criminal Legislators: Evidence from Italian Municipal, Regional, and National Assemblies” by Raffaele Asquer



November 14


“The Link between Political Competition and Election Violence: Evidence from Ghana's 2012 General Election” by Sarah Brierley



November 7


“Pre-Electoral Coalitions and Spending” by Zsuzsa Magyar



October 18


“Attitude Change in Authoritarian Regime: Case of Vladimir Putin's Approval Rating” by Maxim Ananyev



October 4


“Presidential Turnovers, Decentralization and Distributive Politics in Latin America” by Felipe Nunes



Spring 2013



Missing.



Winter 2013



January 25th


“Visibility and Accountability: The Politics of Public Goods Provision in Tanzania” by Ruth Carlitz



January 11th


“Criminal Intimidation in India? Analysis of a Precinct Level Dataset from the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly Elections in 2012” by Zsuzsa Magyar







Fall 2012



November 30th


“Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom? Controls on Media Freedom under Authoritarian Regimes” by Eoghan Stafford



November 9th


“The Causal Effect of Income on Trust: The Evidence from 2009 Crisis in Russia” by Maxim Ananyev



October 26th


“Rusty Safety Valves: Remittances and Protests in Developing Countries” by Jesse Acevedo



October 12th


“Cooperation, Agenda-setting Powers and Coalition Governance” by Josué Nobrega







Spring 2012



June 8th


“Does Economic Performance Explains the Breakdown of Single-Party Regimes?" by Sebastián Garrido de Sierra



May 25th


“Government Responses to Protest: American Mayors and the Occupy Movement” by Lisa Mueller



May 11th


“Does Democracy Reduce Child Mortality: Evidence From a New Data Set for 180 Countries, 1970-2008” by Antonio P. Ramos



April 27th


“Transnational Political Economy: How Remittances Influence Local Politics in El Salvador" by Jesse Acevedo