Program - MIPSA 2014


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

 

Thursday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm: Events and Registration

Registration and Welcoming Reception – Complimentary refreshments

Room:

Oakland Center Banquet Room A

 

 

1-1

Poster Session: Teaching Practices in Political Science

Room:

Oakland Center Banquet Room A

 

Constitutional Law

 

Joyce Baugh, Central Michigan University

 

American Foreign Policy

 

Roger Durham, Aquinas College

 

Senior Seminar I & II

 

Gary Johnson, Lake Superior State University

 

Poverty, Human Rights, and Health

 

Judith Kullberg, Eastern Michigan University

 

Teaching about the Cooperative Economy

 

Edward Lorenz, Alma College

 

American Government

 

Marjorie K. Nanian, Schoolcraft College

 

Political Science, Civics, and Empowerment

 

Jacob Sabourin, Open Doors Center for Self-Directed Teens

 

International Environmental Policy

 

Melissa Shaffer-O’Connell, Lake Superior State University

 

Introduction to American Government and Politics

 

Terri L. Towner, Oakland University

 

 

Thursday, 5:30 – 9:00 pm: Reception, Dinner and Keynote Address

 

Reception (cash bar)

Room:

Meadow Brook Hall Great Hall

 

 

 

Dinner

Room:

Meadow Brook Hall Christopher Wren Room

 

 

 

Keynote Address

Room:

Meadow Brook Hall Christopher Wren Room

 

Campaign Finance Policy and Why it Matters for Political Science

 

R. Sam Garrett, Congressional Research Service

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

 

 

Friday, 7:30 am: Registration opens

Room:

Heritage Room

 

Friday, 8:00 – 9:45 am: Panels and Roundtables

1-1

Undergraduate Feature Panel on Norms and Identity

Chair / Discussant:

Paul Kubicek, Oakland University

Room:

125 Oakland Center

Presenters:

America’s Taboo of Redistribution

 

Jane Dixon, Oakland University

 

Leids, Fowk, an’ Coontry: How do Languages, People, and Country impact the Scottish Independence Referendum?

 

Luke Ashton, Alma College

 

Natural Resource Wealth and Norm Compliance: Rent Revenues and the Continuity of State Behavior in International Politics

 

Marc Dubuis, Oakland University

 

By Hook or By Crook: Gossip, Intelligence Sharing, and Wartime Deception against Sideline States

 

Alex Farrington, Central Michigan University

 

How Much Will That Cost? An Inquisition into the Morality of Markets

 

Derek J. Stefanovsky, Alma College

 

 

1-2

Authoritarian Systems: Institutions, Resources, and Violence

Chair / Discussant:

Roger Durham, Aquinas College

Room:

130 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Power through the Pump: Oil Wealth, Consumer Subsidies, and Political Regimes

 

Matthew Fails and Kalsoom Hussain, Oakland University

 

Informal Matters More than Formal in the Middle East

 

Ebru Eren Webb, Michigan State University

 

Liberalization, Contention, and Threat: Institutional Determinants of Societal Strategies and Preferences Under Authoritarianism in Tunisia and Morocco

 

Matthew T. Lacouture, Wayne State University

 

Lenin Lives! Revolutionary Legacies and Resistance to Liberal Democracy in Russia and Cuba

 

Judith Kullberg and Richard Stahler-Sholk, Eastern Michigan University

 

 

1-3

New Models of Administration in Detroit

Chair / Discussant:

John Parham, South University

Room:

128 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Municipal Bankruptcy and New Considerations for Local Court Funding Models

 

Julie Walters and Diane Hartmus, Oakland University

 

The Emergency Manager in Detroit: An Analysis of the Process Using the Multiple-Streams Framework

 

Calvin Higgins, Jr., Wayne State University

 

Market for Information in the Charter School Market of Detroit

 

Daniel Hiaeshutter-Rice and Sinéad Redmond, University of Michigan

 

 

1-4

Local Government, Politics, and Policy

Chair / Discussant:

Pat Piskulich, Oakland University

Room:

125 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Trends in Michigan Local Governments’ Fiscal Health, 2009-2014

 

Debra Horner, University of Michigan

 

Great Lakes Bay Transit Authority: Regionalism through Public Transit

 

Jeremy Killion, Trent Varva, Lauren Delzeith, Andrew Kumar, Jake Parcell, Krystle Rajewski, and John L. Kaczynski, Saginaw Valley State University

 

Who Should Regulate? A Comparison of Michigan Local Leaders and Michigan Citizens

 

Sarah Mills, University of Michigan

 

Revenue Diversity and Budget Responses to Fiscal Stress among Michigan Cities

 

Lawrence Sych, Central Michigan University

 

Clawson, Michigan: Downtown Market Analysis

 

Lynda Keough and Michael Perosky, Oakland University

 

Friday, 9:45 – 10:00 am: Morning Break (complimentary coffee, soft drinks, snacks

Room:

Heritage Room

 

 

Friday, 10:00 – 11:45 am: Panels and Roundtables

2-1

Undergraduate Feature Panel on Detroit

Chair / Discussant:

Nicole Asmussen, Oakland University

Room:

126 Oakland Center

Presenters:

The Motor City Goes Bankrupt

 

James Tatum, Eastern Michigan University

 

Rebuilding Detroit

 

Emily Howard, Oakland University

 

The Impact of NAFTA on Employment in the Detroit Auto Industry

 

Veronica Penny, Andrews University

 

Youth Involvement in Politics on College Campuses

 

Dominic Nanni and Nikita Khetarpal, Wayne State University

 

2-2

Aspects of International Conflict

Chair / Discussant:

Peter Trumbore, Oakland University

Room:

128 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Violence Begets Violence: Traumatic Stress and the Recursion of Armed Conflict

 

Judith Kullberg, Eastern Michigan University

 

Clash of the Rising Titans? The Potential for Chinese and Indian Conflict in Asia

 

Daniel Urchick, Central Michigan University

 

American Jews and Israel's Military Intervention in Gaza

 

Dawid Tatarczyk, Western Michigan University

 

Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect: An Analysis of Israeli-Palestinian Relations With Modern Context

 

Brandon M. Heritier and Roger J. Durham, Aquinas College

 

2-3

The 2013 – 2014 United States Supreme Court Term

Chair:

Joyce A. Baugh, Central Michigan University

Room:

126 Oakland Center

Participants:

Melissa G. Garmo, Saginaw Valley State University

 

Scott Johnson, Frostburg State University

 

Christopher E. Smith, Michigan State University

 

2-4

Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships

Chair / Discussant:

John W. Smith, Henry Ford Community College (retired)

Room:

125 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Public-Private Partnerships and Accountability in the Detroit Regional Aerotropolis

 

Brian W. Coyer, Public Law Resource Center

 

Innovative Financial Agreements: Airport Privatization

 

Lena J. Smith, City of Oklahoma City

 

Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of Bail Bondsmen

 

James Makowski, Makowski Legal Group, PLC

 

Quasi-judicial Jewish Decision Making, or Getting the Get

 

John W. Smith, Henry Ford Community College (retired)

 

Barriers to Voluntary Incentive Program Enrollment from the Perspective of Program Managers versus Landowners

 

Miranda Aho, Audrey Mayer, and Mark Rouleau, Michigan Tech University

 

Friday, 12:00 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Interactive Plenary Session

3-1

The 2014 Elections in Michigan

Room:

Oakland Center Gold Rooms

Presenters:

Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press

 

Christy McDonald, Detroit Public Television

 

Nolan Finley, Detroit News

 

Friday, 1:30 – 2:00 pm: MIPSA business meeting

Room:

Oakland Center Gold Rooms

 

Friday, 2:00 – 3:45 pm: Panels and Roundtables

4-1

Graduate School: Myths, Truths and More

Chair:

Carmen Burlingame, University of Notre Dame

Room:

126 Oakland Center

Participants:

Kevin Lorentz, Wayne State University

 

Daniel Urchick, Central Michigan University

 

Sean Martinez, Central Michigan University

 

Amanda Grifka, Central Michigan University

 

4-2

State Politics and Policy

Chair / Discussant:

J. Cherie Strachan, Central Michigan University

Room:

126 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Does Revenue Diversification or Revenue Elasticity Account for State Fiscal Health?

 

Douglas Carr, Oakland University

Wenli Yan, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

The Politics of State Energy Severance Taxes in the Shale Era

 

Barry G. Rabe and Rachel Hampton, University of Michigan

 

The Role of Risk Cognition in Local Elected Officials’ Attitudes Toward Inter-municipal Cooperation: Evidence From Metropolitan Michigan

 

Thomas Skuzinski, University of Michigan

 

Beyond Bankruptcy and Financial Emergencies: An Alternative Policy Framework for Revitalizing Michigan’s Cities

 

Dayne Walling, University of Michigan – Flint & Mayor of Flint

 

Oil Spills and Policy Options

 

James P. Hill, Central Michigan University

Kenneth Winter, North Central Michigan College

 

4-3

Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Feature Panel on Comparative Politics

Chair / Discussant:

Terri L. Towner, Oakland University

Room:

130 Oakland Center

Presenters:

La Educacion para la Liberacion: The Chilean Student Movement in 2011

 

Clara Maeder, Bates College

 

Legalized Prostitution and Human Trafficking: Exploring Regional Variation Within India

 

Alexa James, Oakland University

 

Did the Arab Spring Start Egypt on the Path to Freedom?

 

Daniel Luckenbaugh, Aquinas College

 

War and Terror Panel by Panel: Graphic Novels and the Construction of Post-9/11 Political Narratives

 

Nathan Gimby, Aquinas College

 

4-4

American Identity and Culture

Chair / Discussant:

Martha Zingo, Oakland University

Room:

128 Oakland Center

Presenters:

The Presbyterian Divestment Vote

 

Ron Stockton, University of Michigan – Dearborn

 

Political Comedy: An Alternative Path toward Political Interest?

 

Lisa Lawrason, Delta College

 

Clogged Pipeline: Lessons on the Political Pipeline for Women from the After-JD Survey

 

Kimberly Saks McManaway, University of Michigan - Flint

 

Friday, 3:45 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Break (complimentary coffee, soft drinks, snacks

Room:

Heritage Room

 

 

Friday, 4:00 – 5:45 pm: Panels and Roundtables

5-1

Normative Debates on Democracy

Chair / Discussant:

Roger Larocca, Oakland University

Room:

125 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Thucydides’ History: The Role of Leaders in Athenian Democracy

 

Kristina Bailey, Western Michigan University

 

Judicial Interference, Reluctant Rule Makers, and Seeking a Remedy for Failed Faculty Unions Under the NLRA

 

Daniel Underwood, Ferris State University

 

Henry Adams’s History of the United States and the Development of American Progressivism

 

Robert Eden, Hillsdale College

 

The Bill of Rights as Democratic Dogma

 

Carl M. Dibble, Ampolthot, Inc.

 

5-2

Governing Detroit

Chair / Discussant:

John S. Klemanski, Oakland University

Room:

130 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Voluntary Association in Detroit as a Model for the Future

 

Joshua R. Berkenpas, Western Michigan University

 

Urban Regime Analysis: The Case of the Woodward Streetcar

 

Anthony Jesuale, Wayne State University

 

Rethinking Urban Governance: The Role of the Nonprofit Sector in Economic Development

 

Michelle Wooddell, Grand Valley State University

 

5-3

Intergovernmental Interactions: Organizations and Agreements

Chair / Discussant:

Room:

128 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Syria and the Responsibility to Prosecute: Norm Construction in the UN Security Council

 

Carrie Booth Walling, Albion College

 

Divided Industries in the Fight for US Free Trade Agreements

 

Ian Osgood, University of Michigan

 

Albania: European Union Membership and Human Rights Concerns Facing the Roma Minority Group

 

Evi Cenolli, Wayne State University

 

Exploring Interest Group Decisions in Environmental Policy: Conversations with Interest Groups in the United States and Canada

 

Melissa Shaffer-O'Connell, Lake Superior State University

 

Networking in Peace Operations

 

Isil Akbulut, Wayne State University

 

5-4

Undergraduate Feature Panel on Transparency and Accountability in International Relations

Chair / Discussant:

Matthew Arsenault, Mount Aloysius College

Room:

130 Oakland Center

Presenters:

The Institutionalization of Right to Information Laws

 

Gergana Sivrieva, Wayne State University

 

The Pirate Bay: A New Non-State Actor in International Relations

 

Nicholas Willis, Oakland University

 

Wikileaks as World Society Actor: An English School Interpretation

 

Chelsea Manning, Oakland University