Events Archive

 

2013-2014
This year, the Democracy and Development seminar series alternates with the Department of Politics' comparative politics* seminar series. A complete list is below. For more information on the Comparative Politics series
click here.

FALL 2012

Wednesday, September 19*
Nahomi Ichino, Harvard Univesity
127 Corwin Hall

Wednesday, October 10*
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University
105 Bobst Hall

Wednesday, October 17
A Progressive Juristocracy? The Unexpected Social Activism of India's Supreme Court
Sanjay Ruparelia, The New School for Social Science Research and Democracy and Development visiting fellow
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, November 7
Can Peace be Engineered? Democratic Institutions, Political Inclusion, and Conflict
Andreas Wimmer, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
127 Corwin Hall

Thursday, November 29*
Pippa Norris, Harvard University
300 Wallace Hall

Wednesday, December 5
Panel Discussion
Oligarchy and the Politics of Wealth Defense

Jeffrey Winters, Northwestern University
Discussants: Paul Starr and Bradley Simpson, Princeton University
Chair: Deborah Yashar
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, December 12*
Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
127 Corwin Hall

SPRING 2013

Wednesday, February 6*
John Gerring, Boston University
127 Corwin Hall

Wednesday, February 20
Why Nations Fail
James Robinson, Harvard University
Discussant: Miguel Centeno, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, March 6*
Paul Sniderman, Stanford University
127 Corwin Hall

Wednesday, March 27
The Politics of Improving Cabinet Office Performance
Jennifer Widner, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, April 10*
Scott Straus, University of Wisconsin-Madison
127 Corwin Hall

Wednesday, April 17
Responsiveness and Responsibility: Party-Voter Linkages in Argentina and Chile
Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, May 1
Social Democracy and Democratic Consolidation in Europe
Sheri Berman, Barnard College
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

 

2011-2012

FALL 2011
Wednesday, October 5
The Institutional Legacy of African Independence Movements (.pdf)
Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Comparative Politics Seminar

Wednesday, October 26
Rethinking the Vietnamese Revolution and the Vietnam War: New Historical and Comparative Research
Tuong Vu, Universisty of Oregon and PIIRS/Democracy and Development Visiting Fellow
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall
Cosponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Wednesday, November 30
Education for All? The Political Economy of Primary Education in Kenya
Daniel Posner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

SPRING 2012
Wednesday, February 15
Hierarchical Capitalism: Business, Labor, and the Challenges of Equitable Development in Latin America
Ben Ross Schneider, MIT
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, March 7
CANCELLED
Institution-building in Hard Places: Challenges, Contexts, Pathways
Jennifer Widner, Princeton
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Democracy in ChinaThursday, March 15, 2012
Conference
Democracy in China and Southeast Asia? Local and National Perspectives
202 Jones Hall
Click here for the conference agenda.

Wednesday, April 4
The Marxist Paradox: Socialist Revolutionary Rebels and Civil Wars

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall

Wednesday, April 18
From Armies to Parties: Civil War and New Democracies
Nancy Bermeo, Oxford University
4:30 p.m.
216 Aaron Burr Hall



2010-2011

DD poster

Sepember 29
Business and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Economic Elites and the Response to Social Crisis
Antoinette Handley, University of Toronto

October 20
A Good Paradigm Is Hard to Find: Arab? Middle Eastern? Muslim? Exceptionalism
John Waterbury, Princeton University, emeritus, former president of American University in Beirut
Reception to follow. Registration required. Contact pzimmer@princeton.edu

November 17
Capitalism and Democracy in Eastern and Central Europe: Does the Communist Legacy Matter?
Grzegorz Ekiert, Harvard University

December 1
Of Empires and Citizens
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University

February 9  
Reorganizing Political Representation in Latin America: Strategic Party Behavior and Neoliberal Reforms
Francis Hagopian University of Notre Dame

February 16  
Islamic and Secular Values, Moderation, and Democracy: Empirical and Theoretical Implications of the Turkish Case
Murat Somer, Koc Univeristy, Istanbul (Democracy and Development Visiting Fellow)

March 2  
Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition
Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University

March 30  
Elections and Civil War in Africa
Jose Antonio Cheibub, University of Illinois

April 6  
Endogenous Ethnicity: Urbanization and Ethnic Change in the Modern World
Elliott Green, London School of Economics

April 13  
History, Land, and Rebellion: Explaining Durable Separatist Conflict in the Modern World
Benjamin Smith, University of Florida

 

2009-2010 Speaker Series

Oct. 8 Panel on State and Development
"Late Development and State Building", Bruce Cummings (University of Chicago); “States, Sovereignty, and Development: The Political and Economic Origins and Effects of Violence in Contemporary Latin America”, Diane Davis (MIT); "What are the Implications for Development of the Unusual Patterns of State Building in Contemporary Africa?", David Leonard (University of California - Berkeley) 
Oct. 22 Niraja Gopal Jayal ( D&D visiting fellow), In but Not of the State: Claims to Social Citizenship in Western India
Nov. 12 Evan Lieberman (Princeton University), Ethnic Boundaries and Infectious Disease: Explaining Government and Citizen Responses
Dec. 10 Kanchan Chandra (New York University), How Should Democracies Respond to Ethic Diversity?
Feb. 11 Elisabeth Wood (Yale University), Explaining Variation in Wartime Sexual Violence
Mar. 11 Michael Ross (University of California, Los Angeles), Latin America's Missing Oil Wars
Apr. 8 Pauline Jones Luong (Brown), Why Oil is not a Curse: Lessons from the Soviet Successor States
Apr. 29 Melanie Cammett (Brown University), Partisan Loyalty and Access to Welfare in Lebanon

 

2008-2009 Speaker Series

Sept. 25 Jim Robinson, Harvard University- “The Formation of the State: Evidence from Colombia”
Oct. 9 Gay Seidman, University of Wisconsin, visiting fellow
Oct. 23 Devesh Kapur, Uiversity of Pennsylvania, visiting fellow
Nov. 13 Yasheng Huang, MIT
Dec. 4 Jessica Allina-Pisano, University of Ottawa
Feb. 12 Ellen Lust Okar, Yale University
Feb. 26 Ato Onoma, Yale University
March 12 Richard Snyder, Brown University
March 26 Dan Slater, University of Chicago
April 9 Lily Tsai, MIT
April 23 Susan Stokes, Yale University

Past Workshops & Conferences

Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 2009- Politics of the Emerging Middle Class in Developing Countries. For schedule, click here.

Friday and Saturday, April 3-4, 2009- Conference in Honor of John Waterbury. For schedule, click here.

Friday, November 7, 2008 - Urban Democracy and Governance in the Global South. For schedule and to read papers, click here.

Friday, September 21, 2007 - Problems of Inequality in the Developing World. For schedule, click here.


To read papers, click here.


Friday, March 7, 2008 - Violence and Citizenship in Post-Authoritarian Latin America. For schedule, click here.

To read papers, click here.

2007-2008 Seminars:


2006-2007 Seminars:
PIIRSA PIIRS Interdisciplinary Research Initiative
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