James Gibson, Washington Univ St. Louis: Electing Judges: The Surprising Effect of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy(More about event)
CSDP AMERICAN POLITICS COLLOQUIUM
James Gibson is the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis and has research interests in comparative politics (especially processes of democratization), American politics (including political parties, public opinion, and especially courts and legal processes), and all areas of quantitative research methods (especially survey research). He earned his Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Iowa. He is also professor of African and African American Studies and Director of the Program on Citizenship and Democratic Values at the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. In South Africa, he holds the position of Professor Extraordinary in Political Science at Stellenbosch University.
Professor Gibson has published widely, and is the author of eight books, including the award-winning Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation? In 2009, Cambridge University Press published his Overcoming Historical Injustices: Land Reconciliation in South Africa. His three South African books – Overcoming Apartheid, Overcoming Historical Injustices, and Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa (co-authored with Amanda Gouws in 2004) – trace the evolution of South Africa’s democracy in the post-apartheid era, and have become known as Gibson’s “overcoming trilogy.” His Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations: Positivity Theory and the Judgments of the American People(co-authored with Gregory A. Caldeira) was published in 2009. He currently is working on studies of the consolidation of democratization in Russia; political tolerance, justice, and the initiation of democratic reform in South Africa; law, legal values, legal consciousness in Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the United States; and the legitimacy of judicial and legal institutions throughout the world.
Audience: Faculty and graduate students only
Location: 300 Wallace Hall
Date/Time: 10/11/12 at 12:00 pm - 10/11/12 at 1:30 pm
Department: Center for Study of Democratic Politics