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Boston Area Research Workshop on History, Institutions, and Politics


Symposium on "Subnational Authoritarianism: The US in Comparative Perspective"
February 15, 2013
3:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Robert Mickey – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
  • Edward L. Gibson – Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
Flexible Markets, Protected Workers: Unions and Labor Market Adjustment in Europe Flexible Markets, Protected Workers: Unions and Labor Market Adjustment in Europe
April 24, 2012
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Local democracy and public goods provision in Benin
February 28, 2012
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Amanda Pinkston – Graduate Student, Department of Government, Harvard University
The American Birth of Political Science: Liberalism and Democracy in Transatlantic Perspective
February 14, 2012
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Robert Adcock – Assistant Professor of Political Science, George Washington University
Making Cooperation Work Making Cooperation Work
February 7, 2012
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Mareike Kleine – Lecturer in EU Politics, London School of Economics, European Institute; John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2011-2012, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, CES, Harvard University
Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
January 31, 2012
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University; Unit Director, Transformations of Democracy, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB); Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Making Democracy, Fighting Poverty: The Japanese Safety Net in Comparative Perspective
December 5, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Political Remittances: The Impact of Transnational Migration on Political Systems and Voting in the Migrants' Homelands Political Remittances: The Impact of Transnational Migration on Political Systems and Voting in the Migrants' Homelands
November 14, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Ruxandra Paul – Assistant Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University
The Decline of Clientelism in Advanced Democracies: Towards a Working Theory The Decline of Clientelism in Advanced Democracies: Towards a Working Theory
November 7, 2011
5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Joanna Didi Kuo – Graduate Student, Government Department, Harvard University
Rectificatory Justice as Fairness: Rethinking What Liberal Democracies Owe Historically Marginalized Groups
October 31, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Jennifer Page – Graduate Student, Department of Government, Harvard University
The Politics of Legitimacy: Child Labor Law During the British Industrial Revolution
October 24, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Emily Clough – Graduate Student (Social Policy), Department of Government, Harvard University
Engineering Electoral Dominance: Democratization and Electoral System Choice in the Age of Industry Engineering Electoral Dominance: Democratization and Electoral System Choice in the Age of Industry
October 17, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Amel Ahmed – Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
When Do Americans Vote for Tax Increases? The Politics of Tax Initiatives Since 1970
October 3, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Vanessa Williamson – Graduate Student (Social Policy), John F. Kennedy School of Government
Death by Taxes: Why Democrats Struggle with the Politics of Revenue Death by Taxes: Why Democrats Struggle with the Politics of Revenue
September 26, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Theda Skocpol – Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • Alexander Hertel-Fernandez – Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Channeling the Restless Spirit of Innovation: Elite Concessions and Institutional Change in the British Reform Act of 1832
September 19, 2011
4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Bruce Morrison – Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario
Inequality and Labor Market Coordination in the First Half of the 20th Century
April 9, 2010
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • David Rueda – Professor of Comparative Politics, Merton College, Oxford
Saving the Poor: Religion and the Politics of Welfare and Work in Europe and the United States
April 2, 2010
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Sigrun Kahl – Department of Political Science, Yale University
Inequality and the Labor Market: Theories, Opinions, Models and Practices of Unequal Distribution and How They Can be Justified
March 26, 2010
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Claus Offe – Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Selections from "Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA" (Princeton University Press, 2010) Selections from "Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA" (Princeton University Press, 2010)
February 26, 2010
4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Daniel P. Carpenter – Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
Building an American Empire: Territorial Expansion and Indian Removal, 1787-1850
February 12, 2010
3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Paul Frymer – Associate Professor of Politics, Princeton University
African Chiefdoms and Institutional Resilience: Public Goods and Private Strategies
November 20, 2009
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Ann Swidler – Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
After KKV: The New Methodology of Qualitative Research
October 9, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • James Mahoney – Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Northwestern University
Reforming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy Reforming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy
September 18, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Games, Genes, and Politics
April 24, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • James Fowler – Department of Political Science, University of California at San Diego
Electoral Rules, Income Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution Electoral Rules, Income Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution
March 20, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Noam Lupu – Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • Jonas Pontusson – Professor, University of Geneva
Comparing Capitalisms: Liberal, Coordinated, Networked and Hierarchical Varieties
March 6, 2009
3:15pm - 5:00pm
  • Ben Ross Schneider – Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director of the Brazil Program, MIT
Democratization, Diffusion and Contingency: Lessons from Europe
December 12, 2008
3:15am - 5:00pm
The Downside of Deliberative Public Administration
November 14, 2008
3:15am - 5:00am
  • Lucio Bacarro – Maurice F. Strong Assistant Professor, Sloan School, M.I.T.
  • Archon Fung – Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
A panel on: "What are the Most Promising New Frontiers in the Study of Comparative Politics?" A panel on: "What are the Most Promising New Frontiers in the Study of Comparative Politics?"
October 17, 2008
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Steven Levitsky – Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Melani Cammett – Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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