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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
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 ; Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, CES, Harvard
Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe
January 31, 2012
1:15pm - 3:00pm
  • Daniel Ziblatt – Professor of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science
  • Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
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
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 – Graduate Student (Social Policy), Department of Government, Harvard 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; Director, Center for American Political Studies, 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
March 20, 2009
2:15pm - 4:00pm
  • Noam Lupu – Department of Politics, Princeton University
  • Jonas Pontusson – Department of Politics, Princeton University
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, CES, Harvard University
  • Steven Levitsky – 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; Co-Chair, Colonialism and Mediterranean Europe, CES, Harvard University

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