Annual Conference

Theme Panel: How Democratic is American Foreign Policy?

How Democratic is American Foreign Policy? How Democratic Should It Be? The theme for this year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association is Democracy and its Discontents. Thus it seems an appropriate time to […]

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Theme Panel: Electoral Shocks

Electoral Shocks: Understanding the Volatile Voter in a Turbulent World Are existing theories of electoral choice sufficient? Can they explain the many surprise election outcomes witnessed in recent years? Can we better understand how gradual […]

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Theme Panel: Inequality, Redistribution, and Democracy

Inequality, Redistribution, and Democracy We have gathered four papers that develop original research exploring important questions directly related to this year’s conference theme. Specifically this panel’s papers all explore the impact of different forms of […]

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Theme Panel: Economic Discontent and Political Backlash

Economic Discontent and Political Backlash Markets’ global integration and their increasing scope have produced social disruption. The timing and scale of this disruption has differed among regions, but people around the world have been deeply […]

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Theme Panel: Discontent with Gender Justice

Discontent with Gender Justice: Backlash, Resistance, and Opposition Worldwide Endorsement of gender justice is often assumed to be a defining feature of democracy. Indeed, policies promoting gender justice are often used to signal a country’s […]

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Theme Panel: Intersectionality and Political Mobilization

Intersectionality and Political Mobilization Organized groups and social movements play a critical representational role in democracy. One challenge that groups and movements have consistently confronted is that they often neglect to represent marginalized constituencies within […]

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Theme Panel: Is it Regime Change?

Is it Regime Change?: Comparative and Historical Reflections on the US The Trump presidency has generated intense concern among political scientists about the suddenly all-too-real prospect of regime change in the United States, prompting the […]