Longhorn MPSA 2017 Papers

Thursday, April 6

11:30 am

Charisma Survives: Voter Attachments to Charismatic Legacies in Argentina and Venezuela
Caitlin Andrews

3 pm

SAD!: The Electoral Consequences of Supporting Donald Trump
Patrick Hickey

How Deliberation Changes Policy Attitudes: Learning vs. Difference
Bob Luskin and Pete Mohanty

Athletic Democracy: Reconciling Deliberation and Participation
Lauren Ratliff Santoro

1:15 pm

Intergroup Relations Between Old and New Immigrant Groups: Turks and Syrians in Germany
Ayca Arkilic

Public Opinion, Elite Opinion, and Policy Outputs
Alex Branham

Diffusion and Difference: Factors Affecting Substantive Differences in State-to-State Data Breach Notification Laws
Rachel German

Contingent Liberals: The Effects of State Dependence and Income Inequality on Middle Class Support for Emancipative Values in China
Siyun Jiang

A ‘Foreign’ Policy? Are Models of Public Policy-making Relevant to the Undertsanding of the Foreign Policy Process?
Sarat Krishnan and Bryan Jones

The Divided Labor of Attack Advertising in Congressional Campaigns
Ken Miller

3 pm

Lawmaking and Agenda Setting in a Centralized Congress
Jonathan Lewallen

The Spatial Dynamics of Taiwan’s Electoral Landscape, 1996-2016
Tse-min Lin

4:45 pm

Policy Responsiveness in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Air Pollution in China
Ross Buchanan

Feeling Defensive: Identity and the Priming versus Rationalization Puzzle
Austin Hart

Multiple Religious Identities and the Implications for American Politics
David Leal, Alvaro Corral, and Joe Tafoya

Evaluating Declines in Clientelism with Natural Experiments
Ryan Lloyd

The Incremental Shift Toward Less Restrictive Felon Disenfranchisement Laws in the US
Jeremy Mendoza

Friday, April 7

8 am

What Hath Carl Schitt to do with Martin Luther King, Jr.? On the Relationship Between Emergency Powers and Civil Disobedience
Stephen Joyce

Affective Polarization and Age: Do Young People Like (the) Parties?
Kristin Kelly

9:45 am

Shifting Issues, Shifting Sides: A Study of Latino Partisanship
Hadill Calderon

“Dereification” and “Relective Practice” as the Keys to Better Political Theorizing-and Action
David Edwards

Philosophy in Plato’s “Letters: On the (Mis)Application of Platonic Philosophy”
Ariel Helfer

Nobility and the Limits of Political Enlightenment: On Plato’s Greater Hippias
Daniel O’Toole

Religious Extremism and Ethic Violence: Evidence from Xinjiang, China
Wenhui Yang

The Question of Barbarism in Thucydides
Charles Zug

11:30 am

Conspiracy Theories, Electoral Fraud and Political Support
Bethany Albertson and Kim Guiler

Reflecting the World: How Environmental Factors Shape the Presidential Agenda
Rebecca Eissler

The Tug of War: Presidential Media Agenda Setting in the First 100 Days
Rebecca Eissler and Annelise Russell

Does Clarity of Responsibility Drive Campaign Discourse?
Austin Hart

The Press vs. the Presidency: How – Precisely – Do They Differ?
Rod Hart

Keeping Your Friends Close: A Study of Punishment and Intra-party Insurgency
Zach McGee

Using it and Losing it: Opportunity Costs, Endogenously Shifting Power, and War
Henry Pascoe and Scott Wolford

1:15 pm

The Moral Basis of Presidential Foreign-Policy Decisions
Hillel Ofek

For God (and Country): Religious Freedom and US Grand Strategy
Luke Perez

The Politics of Prioritization: Party Influence on Senators’ Attention
Annelise Russell

The Dynamics of Presidential Election Polls in 2016
Chris Wlezien and George Morris

3 pm

Hearing Our Voices: The Presence of Minority Interest Groups in Congressional Hearings
Maraam Dwidar and Eric McDaniel

Problem Creators in Congress
Sean Theriault

Saturday, April 8

8 am

Interacting Interests: Exploring the Nature of Interest Group Coalition Building in the Regulatory State
Maraam Dwidar

Houses in Motion: Bicameralism and Bipartisan Coordination
Jonathan Lewallen

Xenophon’s Plan in Hellenica: Logic and Pedagogical Purpose
Charles Zug

9:45 am

Representation in a World of Inequality: After Occupy, Sanders, and New Social Movements
David Edwards

Power in Text: Delegation and Statutory Design in the Comparative Setting
Robert Shaffer

11:30 am

Reading Francis Fukuyama in the Wake of 9/11: The End of History vs. Islamist Fundamentalism
Giorgi Areshidze

The Moral Meaning of Machiavelli’s Arguments for Expansionism in the Discourses on Livy
Erik Dempsey

Campaigns, Racial Cues, and Candidate Credibility
Tasha Philpot

1:15 pm

Hidden Knowledge versus Veiled Ignorance: Is the Public Less or Even More Ignorant Than We Have Thought?
Bob Luskin

Just Like Old Times: Comparing Barack Obama and George W. Bush’s Speeches to their Predecessors
Shannon Bow O’Brien

Some Myths Die Hard: Turnout Doesn’t Explain Partisan Vote Variation
Daron Shaw

Opinion Responsiveness to Public Policy: An Analysis Across Countries, Domains and Groups
Chris Wlezien

3 pm

No Taxation Without Information on Representation: A Survey Experiment on Corporate Tax Compliance in China
Jay Kao

Cooperative Issue Agendas in Congressional Campaigns
Ken Miller

4:45 pm

When Political Parties Send Noisy Signals: Buying Votes in Indonesia Mayoral Elections
Joe Amick

Partisan Feedback
Alex Branham

The Effects of Second Language Proficiency on Public Attitudes: Evidence from the Chinese-Speaking World
Amy Liu

Information Prioritization in Energy Policy
JoBeth Shafran

Campaign Dynamics and Voter Perceptions: How do Election Campaigns Affect Voter Perceptions of Party Positions
Zeynep Somer-Topcu

The Greatest of All Plagues: Plato on Economic Inequality
David Williams

Government Policy Outputs and Party Images: Do Voters Respond?
Chris Wlezien

Sunday, April 9

11:30 am

The Party Agenda in the United States, 1948-2012: Do Party Platforms Set the Next Year’s Agenda?
EJ Fagan

Legislative Productivity and the Electoral Security of Lawmakers
Patrick Hickey