Democracy with Edges

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 22:00 to Thursday, June 21, 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