Workshop 3 and Specialized Course

Workshop 3 and Specialized Course

Electoral Control in Eastern Europe

December 12 – 13, 2014

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology
Polish Academy of Sciences
Warsaw, Poland

This international workshop and specialized course brings together scholars who are currently analyzing data on candidates and parliamentarians in Eastern Europe to address critical questions on electoral control and accountability, political and party systems, representation, and political inequality. The workshop invites scholars who are analyzing 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 invites new scholars to join the project team and to use these data.

Building on the theoretical, methodological and empirical discussions of Workshop 1 and Workshop 2, Workshop 3 features (a) intensive discussions of empirical research that uses EAST PaC data on Poland, Hungary and Ukraine, and elsewhere in Eastern Europe; (b) methodological discussions on collecting and analyzing candidate and electoral data; and (c) networking and planning of academic products that present the empirical analysis of EAST PaC to be published in 2015 and beyond.

Workshop 3 also functions as a Specialized Course for PhD students on theoretical issues in electoral control and political inequality and the analysis of EAST PaC data. As such, we will invite PhD students from the Graduate School for Social Research to be part of the two-day proceedings. Attending the Specialized Course, like the Workshop, is free of charge, but to attend students must first contact the organizer.

This event is funded by a grant from Poland’s National Science Centre (decision number 2012/05/E/HS6/03556) 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).

Download PDF: Electoral Control Workshop 3 Program 2014 FINAL

WORKSHOP 3 AND SPECIALIZED COURSE

Electoral Control in Eastern Europe

December 12 – 13, 2014

Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat 72, Warsaw, Poland

Day 1

Friday, December 12

10:00 – 11:00 in Room 200

Introduction to the Workshop, Organizational matters, and status report on the project and the data collection effort for Eastern European Parliamentarian and Candidate Data (EAST-PaC)

by Joshua Kjerulf Dubrow, Polish Academy of Sciences and CONSIRT

11:00-11:20 — Coffee Break in Room 146a

11:20-12:30 in Room 200

Electoral Control in Hungary

“Career determinants of Hungarian legislators’ electoral performance, 2002-2010”

HANDOUT: Tables and Figures

by Dr. Zsofia Papp, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Moderator: J K Dubrow, CONSIRT

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 in Room 200

Electoral control in Ukraine

“Ukrainian Election Administration: between technical requirements and political expediency”

by Nazar Boyko, CIFRA, Ukraine

“Circulation of the political elite in Ukraine 1990-2014”

by Nataliia Pohorila, SOCIS – Center for Social and Marketing studies, Ukraine

Moderator: J K Dubrow

15:00 – 15:30 — Coffee Break in Room 146a

15:30 – 16:30 in Room 200

Electoral Control beyond Eastern Europe

“Parliamentarian and Candidate Data in Nepal, 1990 to the present”

by Sanjaya Mahato, Graduate School for Social Research, Poland

Day 2

Saturday, December 13 10:00-12:30

10:00 – 11:00 in Room 104

Electoral Control in Poland

“Inter-party list mobility among parliamentary candidates in Poland 1985-2011”

Justyna Nyćkowiak and Tomasz Kołodziej, University of Zielona Gora, Poland

“The Ties that Bind: Do Political Parties or Group Associations Matter Among Legislators?”

Peter Tunkis, The Ohio State University, USA

Moderator: J K Dubrow

11:00-11:20 — Coffee Break in Room 146a

11:20 – 12:30 in Room 104

Electoral Control in Romania

“The role of incumbency, gender and party factors in predicting candidate list placement in closed list PR”

Download the Paper as PDF

Mihail Chiru, Central European University Budapest and Lucian Blaga University Sibiu

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 in Room 104

Work session 1: Moving from idea to research and publishing featuring EAST PaC data

15:00 – 15:30 — Coffee Break in Room 146a

15:30 – 17:00 in Room 104

Work session 2: Moving from idea to research and publishing featuring EAST PaC data

Discussion Leader for both sessions: J K Dubrow

19:00 Common Dinner, Location TBA

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