Program - MIPSA 2014

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23


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


Registration and Welcoming Reception – Complimentary refreshments

Room:

Oakland Center Banquet Room A




Poster Session: Teaching Practices in Political Science

Room:

Oakland Center Banquet Room A



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 KalsoomHussain, Oakland University


Informal Matters More than Formal in the Middle East


EbruEren 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 Kulberg, 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, KrystleRajewski, 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 Kheterpal, 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 Kulberg, 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


DawidTatarczyk, 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


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, 1:45 – 3:30 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



4-3

Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Feature Panel on Comparative Politics

Chair / Discussant:

Terri L. Towner, Oakland University

Room:

130 Oakland Center

Presenters:

La Educacionpara 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



5-3

American Identity and Culture

Chair / Discussant:

Martha Klimist-Zingo, Oakland University

Room:

128 Oakland Center

Presenters:

Goodbye to Judicial Politics?


Carl M. Dibble, Ampolthot, Inc.


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, 1:30 – 1:45 pm: Afternoon Break (complimentary coffee, soft drinks, snacks

Room:

Heritage Room



Friday, 3:45 – 5:30 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



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:

Judith Kullberg, Eastern Michigan University

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


EviCenolli, 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


IsilAkbulut, 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


GerganaSivrieva, 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