Workshop 1

Workshop 1 Final Report

Workshop 1

Winners and Losers in the Elections of Eastern Europe

October 18-19, 2013
Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

This international workshop brings together scholars who are interested in using data on candidates and parliamentarians in Eastern Europe to address critical questions on political and party systems of the region, as well as issues in representation, accountability and political inequality. The workshop will introduce the data collection effort for the Eastern European Parliamentarian and Candidate Database (EAST-PaC) — a dataset on parliamentarian candidates for all elections since 1989 in Poland, Ukraine and Hungary — and invite scholars to use these data.

The Workshop will feature (a) discussions of empirical research that uses candidate and parliamentarian data in Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, and elsewhere in Eastern Europe; (b) methodological discussions on collecting candidate and electoral data; (c) a special session on managing EAST-PaC data; and (d) networking and planning of future projects involving these data and these topics.

This event is funded by a grant from Poland’s National Science Centre and with additional support from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences and the Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR), and organizational support from Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program (CONSIRT).

Accommodation for out-of-town guests is in the Hotel ibis — Warszawa Stare Miasto, Ul. Muranowska 2, 00-209 – Warsaw.  For practical information about Warsaw, please visit this practical information page. For questions, please contact the Workshop organizer.

Download Electoral Control Workshop 1 Program 2013 Final

WORKSHOP 1

Winners and Losers in the Elections of Eastern Europe

October 18 – 19, 2013

 Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat 72, Warsaw, Poland

 

Day 1Friday, October 18

10:00-12:30

 

10:00 – 11:00 in Room 200

– Introduction to the Workshop, Organizational matters, and Introduction to the project and the data collection effort for Eastern European Parliamentarian and Candidate Database (EAST-PaC)

by Prof. Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, CONSIRT, The Ohio State University and the Polish Academy of Sciences

11:00-11:20 — Coffee Break in Room 164

 

11:20-12:30 in Room 200

—  Research biographies of Workshop participants

Moderator: Dr. Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow, CONSIRT

 

14:00-17:00

14:00 – Welcoming Remarks, Prof. Andrzej Rychard, Director of IFiS PAN

14:10 – 15:15 in Room 200

– Presentation:  Gender, Candidates and Elections in Eastern Europe

by Prof. Sheri Kunovich, Southern Methodist University, USA

15:15 – 15:45 — Coffee Break in Room 164

 

15:45 – 17:00 in Room 200

– Presentation:  Methodological Issues in Collecting and Cleaning Polish Candidate Data 1985 – 2011 

by Prof. Zbyszek Sawinski, Educational Research Institute, Poland

Day 2Saturday,October 19

10:00-12:30

10:00 – 11:00 in Computer Lab Room 124

— Computer Lab, Part I: Managing EAST-PaC Data

by Prof. Slomczynski and Dr. Irina Tomescu-Dubrow, CONSIRT

11:00-11:20 — Coffee Break in Room 164

11:20 – 12:30 in Computer Lab Room 124

 

— Computer Lab, Part II: Managing EAST-PaC Data

by Prof. Slomczynski and Dr. Tomescu-Dubrow, CONSIRT

 

14:00-17:30

14:00 – 15:00 in Room 154

— Presentation: Collecting Candidate and Contextual Data in Ukraine

by Dr. Natalia Pohorila, SOCIS – Center for Social and Marketing studies, Kiev, Ukraine

15:00 – 15:30 — Coffee Break in Room 164

 

 

15:30 – 16:20 in Room 154

— Presentation: Candidates, Parliamentarians and Elections in Hungary

by Zsofia Papp, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

16:20 – 16:30  Break 

16:30 –  17:30 in Room 154

Discussion: Game Theory and Electoral Control

Discussion Leader: by Dr. Jakub Zielinski, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), USA

19:00 Common Dinner for Participants, Location TBA

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