Agenda

Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America

November 16-17, 2012 

CGIS-North, Room K354
1737 Cambridge Street
Harvard University

Conference Agenda

Friday, November 16

 

8:30-9:00: Coffee and pastries

9:00-9:30: Welcome and Introduction

9:30-11:30: Panel 1: The State, Resources, and Party-Building

Papers

Kathleen Bruhn, University of California at Santa Barbara, “Money for Nothing? Public Financing and Party Building in Latin America”

James Loxton, Harvard University, “The Non-Electoral (and Non-Democratic)
Roots of Electorally Successful Right-Wing Parties in Latin America ”

Paula Muñoz, University of Texas at Austin, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Reforms, Resources and Party Building in Latin America”

 

Discussant: Hillel Soifer, Temple University

Moderator: Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University

 

 

11:30-11:45: Coffee break

 

11:45-1:15: Panel 2: Authoritarianism and Party-Building I

Daniel Nogueira-Budny, University of Texas at Austin, “No Pain, No Gain: Party Adaptation among Latin America's Leftist Parties”

Kenneth Greene, University of Texas at Austin, “The Niche Party: Regime Legacies and Party-Building Pathologies in New Democracies”

Discussant: Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Harvard University

 

1:15-2:15 Lunch

 

2:15-4:15: Panel 3: Authoritarianism and Party-Building II

Papers

Brandon Van Dyck, Harvard University, “The Paradox of Adversity: New Left Party Success and Failure in Latin America”

Jose Antonio Hernández, University of Chicago, “Why parties? Incentives for Opposition Party Formation and Endurance in Authoritarian Settings”

Michael Allison, University of Scranton, “The Causes and Consequences of Schisms on the Electoral performances of Former Rebel Groups”

 

Discussant: Adrienne LeBas, American University

Moderator: Jorge Domínguez Harvard University

 

4:15-4:30: Coffee break

 

4:30-6:00: Panel 4: Civil Society, Mobilizing Structures, and Party-Building I

Papers

Kent Eaton, University of California at Santa Cruz, “Challenges of Party Building in the Bolivian East”

Raúl Madrid, University of Texas at Austin, Obstacles to “Ethnic Parties in Latin America”

Discussant: Candelaria Garay, Harvard University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Harvard University

 

7 pm: Dinner at Harvard Faculty Club

     20 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA;

      Tel: (617) 495-5758



Saturday, November 17

 

8:30-9:00: Coffee and pastries

 

9:00-11:00:  Panel 1: Civil Society, Mobilizing Structures, and Party-Building (Part 2)

Papers

Will Barndt, University of California at Riverside, “Corporation-Based Parties in Latin America”

David Samuels, University of Minnesota, “Crafting Mass Partisanship at the Grass Roots, from the Top Down”

Juan Pablo Luna, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, “Segmented (yet, Harmonic) Linkage Strategies in Unequal Democracies: Explaining Party's Electoral Success in Latin America”

 

Discussant: Steve Levitsky, Yale University

Moderator: Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University

 

11:00-11:15: Coffee break

 

11:15-1:15: Panel 2: Neoliberalism and Party System Institutionalization/Collapse

Papers

Ken Roberts, Cornell University, “Historical Timing, Political Cleavages, and Party Building in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies”

Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin at Madison, “Building and Diluting Party Brands: Parties and Partisanship in Brazil and Chile”

Omar Sánchez, Texas State University, “Correlates of Collapsed Party Systems:  A Theoretical Framework”

 

Discussant: Frances Hagopian, Harvard University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Harvard University

 

1:15-2:45: Lunch and closing discussion

 

7 pm: Dinner at Sandrine’s Bistro

8 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, MA;

Tel: (617) 497-5300

 

 

 

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