2014 Posters

Bruno, Jonathan: Some Thoughts on Judicial Transparency

(PDF) This poster examines the normative grounds for transparency and secrecy in the judiciary. 

Gruenbaum, Ben: The Senate Electoral Calendar and Minority Party Agenda Power

(PDF) I use a novel methodology and data set to assess how the Senate's asymmetric electoral cycle effects agenda-setting. 

Hankinson, Michael: Co-opting Frames or: How to Stop a Housing Development

(PDF) Since 1970, the dispersion of housing prices in the US has not only increased, but increased disproportionately at the top end. 

Higgins, Dana: Disaggregating Battle Death Counts using Multiple Imputation

(PDF) The rising popularity and availability of big data has created a push to advance statistical methods that handle very detailed and large quantities of data.  

Huff, Connor and Kruszewska, Dominika: Whose Side Are You On? Government Repression, Political Protest, and Public Opinion

(PDF) In this paper we use a survey experiment to analyze how government responses to protest---ranging from arrests to repression---affect public support for a protesting organization. 

Huff, Connor: Bargaining With Militant Non-State Actors: Is This a Group We Can Work With?

(PDF) What explains variation in the willingness of militant non-state actors to accept last than their stated preferred institutional outcome---which ranges in scope from regime overthrow to territorial change---during bargaining with the government?

Lucas, Christopher and Moskowitz, Daniel: Partisan Cues and Opinion Formation about Immigration: Results from a Pilot Experiment

(PDF) Immigration attitudes are of great interest to political scientists. Recent literature sheds light on the role of material self-interest and sociotropic considerations in the formation of opinions about immigration policy. 

Page, Jennifer: Theorizing the Injustice of the State

(PDF) Liberal democratic governments use a variety of institutional safeguards to preempt the abuse of political power. Yet state-sponsored injustice does take place in liberal democracies, which suggests that these safeguards are not always failsafe.

Phillips, Jonathan: Measuring State Self-Legibility in the Digital Age

(PDF) Beyond seeking to make society 'legible', states also try to read and manage their own decentralized assets. 

Prillaman, Soledad: Target in Motion: The Micro-Foundations of Non-Contributory Social Policy in Latin America

(PDF) Social policy in Latin America has long been marked by a division between policy "insiders" and "outsiders", as defined by highly segmented labor markets. P

Schub, Robert: Are You Certain? Leaders, Overprecision, and War

(PDF) Does greater certainty about an opponent's military characteristics cause peace? This paper argues that the relationship between certainty and war is conditional on certainty's sources.

Strezhnev, Anton, Higgins, Dana, and Huff, Connor: Accounting for Coding Uncertainty in Political Science Data

(PDF) Social scientists frequently make use of datasets where one or more variables are generated through human coding decisions (e.g. democracy scores, political party manifestos). 

Thaler, Kai: Strategic Pandering and Rebel Recruitment

(PDF) Rebel groups in civil wars sometimes gain the support of individuals or groups that should, by all appearances, logically be opposed to them. 

White, Ariel: Political Impacts of Parental Incarceration

(PDF) Interactions with the criminal justice system have large and demonstrated effects on the political behavior of those targeted for arrest, criminal charges, and criminal sentencing.