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June 20, 2007

Dear Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) user community,

We write to let you know of an upcoming CSES panel, and of two special journal issues that make extensive use of CSES data.

1.

Next week (June 26-29, 2007), a regional seminar of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) will be held in Jerusalem and Haifa, Israel. Those of you that will be present may be interested to attend a special session organized by the CSES.

The session, titled “Issues and Non-Issues in Campaigns and Voting,” is scheduled to occur on June 26th and will be chaired by CSES Planning Committee member Michal Shamir. The presentations include:

  • “Kadima – Forward in a Dealigned Party System,” Michal Shamir, Raphael Ventura, Asher Arian and Orit Kedar.
  • “The Effects of Electoral Reform in Israel, Japan, New Zealand, and Belgium,” Helen Chang.
  • “Partisanship as a Choice and a Process: Evidence from German and British Household Panel Surveys,” Alan S. Zuckerman.

The conference website is located at: http://www.waporisrael2007.com/

2.

The March 2007 special issue of the journal Party Politics is titled “Political Parties and Political Development: A New Perspective” and has Russell J. Dalton and Ian McAllister as guest editors. Three of the papers that appear in the issue make use of CSES data:

  • “Partisanship and Party System Institutionalization,” Russell J. Dalton and Steven Weldon.
  • “Political Consequences and the Stabilization of Interparty Competition,” Scott Mainwaring and Edurne Zoco.
  • “Party Mobilization and Political Participation in New and Old Democracies,” Jeffrey A. Karp and Susan A. Banducci.

Abstracts and a table of contents for the issue are available on the Internet at web address: http://www.partypolitics.org/Volume13/v13i2.htm

3.

The May 2007 special issue of the Journal of East Asian Studies is titled “Party Choice and Partisanship in East Asia” and edited by Doh Chull Shin, Yun-han Chu, and Russell J. Dalton. Four of the papers that appear in the issue make use of CSES data:

  • “The Patterns of Polarization in East Asia,” Russell J. Dalton and Aiji Tanaka.
  • “Social Structure and Party Support in the East Asian Democracies,” Ian McAllister.
  • “Partisanship in East Asia,” Emile Sheng.
  • “Partisanship and Citizen Politics in East Asia,” Yun-han Chu and Min-hua Huang.

Abstracts and a table of contents for the issue are available on the Internet at web address: http://www.rienner.com/jeas72abs.htm

Best regards,
-Dave
David Howell
Director of Studies
Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)
www.cses.org
cses@umich.edu