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August 21, 2015

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

We write on two important matters:

First, for those of you that will be at the ECPR General Conference 2015 in Montreal, Canada, we invite you to attend a reception to honor the winner of the 2015 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship.

The event will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 19:30 (7:30pm) in room Salon Francois Chevrette of the Maximilien-Caron building. The location is subject to change so please verify it in the final program at the conference.

The reception will include hors d’oeuvres, beverages, an update about the CSES project, and a short video presentation of the winning work, which is: “Party Polarization and Mass Partisanship: A Comparative Perspective” by Noam Lupu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Second, if you will be making a presentation at an upcoming conference, and the presentation makes use of the CSES, please let us know about it by email to “cses@umich.edu” so that we can promote your work.

The upcoming presentations we are currently aware of are as follows. Locations, times, and dates are subject to change, so please check the final program at the conference. We will continue to update this list as we learn of new presentations.

Upcoming presentations at the ECPR General Conference 2015 in Montreal, Canada:

Upcoming presentations at the 2015 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, United States:

  • Thursday, September 3, 10:15am to 12:00pm, Hilton, Union Square 22
    “Does the Composition of Government Better Reflect the Preferences of the Rich?” by Eric Guntermann and André Blais
  • Thursday, September 3, 10:15am to 12:00pm, Hilton, Union Square 16
    “Issue Attention and Responsiveness in Times of Austerity” by Silja Haeusermann and Denise Traber
  • Friday, September 4, 7:30 to 9:00am, Parc 55, Powell II
    “Party System Polarization, Political Attitudes and Engagement” by Jeffrey A. Karp
  • Friday, September 4, 11:30am to 1:00pm, Hilton, Golden Gate 6
    “Do Perceptions Matter? Party Programmatic Clarity and Voter Perceptions” by Onawa Promise Lacewell and Aiko Wagner
  • Friday, September 4, 2:30 to 4:00pm, Hilton, Powell Room
    “Congruence Astray: When and Why Ideological Congruence Fails” by G. Bingham Powell
  • Friday, September 4, 4:30 to 6:00pm, Nikko, Mendocino II
    “On Observing the Variety of Party Policy Offerings in Left-Right Policy Space” by Michael D. McDonald and Mert Moral
  • Saturday, September 5, 10:15am to 12:00pm, Hilton, Union Square 22
    “Militarized Disputes, Partisanship, and Electoral Support for the Incumbent” by Shane Paul Singh
  • Saturday, September 5, 4:15 to 6:00pm, Parc 55, Fillmore
    “Web Campaigns and Voter Mobilization in Cross-National Context” by Rachel K. Gibson and Rosalynd Victoria Southern
  • Sunday, September 6, 8:00 to 9:45am, Hilton, Union Square 3 & 4
    “Measuring Partisan Identity: A Question-Wording Experiment from Brazil” by Andy Baker

Thanks for your support of the CSES project,
-Dave
David Howell
Director of Studies, CSES

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