Professional Conferences and Symposia Papers

“Polarizing Populism”, Workshop on Populism in Comparative Perspective, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, December 4, 2017.

Presenter, Workshop on the Psychology of Populism, InterUniversity Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 11-13, 2017.

Presenter and Organizer, Mini-Conference on Extreme Political Polarization in Democracies Around the World, American Political Science Association annual convention, San Francisco, August 30, 2017.

“Moral Polarization and Democracy,” with Rengin Firat, presented at the conference on Morality and Conflict, University of Melbourne, Australia, April 17-18, 2017.

“Games People Play: International Mediation in Venezuela,”  Thomas Legler and Jennifer McCoy, presented at the Venezuelan LASA Conference, Caracas, Nov. 14-16, 2016.

“Transforming transitional justice from below: Colombia’s pioneering peace  Proposal”, with Jelena Subotic and Ryan Carlin, presented at the American Political Science Association Congress, Philadelphia, Aug 30 – Sep 4, 2016.

“Polarized Democracies in Comparative Perspective: Toward a Conceptual Framework”, with Tahmina Rahman.  Paper prepared for the International Political Science Association Conference, Poznan, Poland, July 23-28, 2016.

“Games People Play: International Mediation in Venezuela,”  Thomas Legler and Jennifer McCoy, presented at the LASA Conference, New York City, May 25, 2016.

The Decaying International Election Monitoring Norm:  Conceptualizing Electoral Accompaniment in the Western Hemisphere,” with Shelley McConnell. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Convention, San Francisco, Sep 3-6, 2015.

“What Kinds of Justice Do Colombians Want from Peace Talks with the FARC?” with Ryan Carlin and Jelena Subotic.  Paper prepared for the American Political Science Convention, San Francisco, Sep 3-6, 2015.

 Changing the Governance Game: Regional Context, Institutional Complexity and the Collective Defense of Democracy in Venezuela,” Thomas Legler and Jennifer McCoy, A paper presented at the XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 28 June 2015.

“Legitimacy Deficits in Colombia’s Peace Talks: Elites, Trust and  Support for Transitional Justice”  Ryan E. Carlin, Jennifer L. McCoy, Jelena Subotic; Paper prepared for presentation at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, May 27-30, 2015, San Juan, PR.

“Legitimacy Deficits in Colombia’s Peace Talks: Elites, Trust, and Support for Transitional Justice,” with Ryan Carlin and Jelena Subotic, presented at the  Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, May 4, 2015.

“Does Justice Promote Social Cohesion: Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Colombia,” Jelena Subotic, Jennifer McCoy, Ryan Carlin. Paper prepared for the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 18-21, 2015.

 “Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in Colombia,” with Jelena Subotic, Paper prepared for the Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Toronto, CA, March 26-29, 2014.

“Turn Signals: Assessing Election Quality and Its Role in Democratic Devolution,” with Michael McCarthy and Shelley McConnell, paper presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2013.

Presenter, Roundtable on Constitutionalism in Latin America in Comparative Perspective, American Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Aug 29-Sep 1, 2013.

“Electoral Legitimacy and International Norms: Repercussions of the April, 2013 Venezuelan Presidential Elections,” with Michael McCarthy, paper prepared for the XXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, DC, May 29-June 1, 2013.

Presenter, Workshop on the Nicaragua Elections, Latin American Studies Association Congress, San Francisco, May 24-26, 2012.

Presenter, Workshop on Recent Research on Democracy in the Andes, Latin American Studies Association Congress, San Francisco, May 24-26, 2012.

Participatory Democracy or Electoral Authoritarianism? El Pueblo and the Paratrooper In  Venezuela,” Presented at the Workshop on Becoming Authoritarian, Cornell University, October 1, 2011. 

“Challenges for the Collective Defense of Democracy,” presented to the Workshop on the Inter-American Democratic Charter, Transparencia Peru, Lima, Sept 13, 2011.

“Crisis Democráticas y Desafíos para las Respuestas Internacionales bajo la Carta Democrática,” Comentarios preparados para la presentación en la “VI Cumbre de Ex-Presidentes: Institucionalidad Democrática e Inclusión Social,” organizada por el Centro Global para el Desarrollo y la Democracia, Lima, 11 de Setiembre, 2011.

“Democracy in Unequal Societies, and the Dangers of Elections,” presented at the Workshop On  Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies, Duke Law School, Duke University, January 29, 2011.

“Media in Polarized Societies,” presented at the Symposium on Venezuela on Neutral Ground, Stone Center for Latin America,  Tulane University, January 28, 2011. 

“Venezuela’s New Left Turn,” paper presented at the New Left Turns in Latin American Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Colombia, April 2008.

“Electoral Processes and Democratization in Latin America,” with Jonathan Hartlyn, presented at the Seminar on Democratization through Elections, University of Florida, Gainesville, Nov 30-dec 2, 2007.

“Lessons from the International Mediation of the Venezuelan Political Crisis, 2002-2004” presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Montreal, Canada, Sept 6-8, 2007.

 “Electoral Processes and Democratization in Latin America,” with Jonathan Hartlyn, presented at the September 2007 APSA Congress, Chicago.

 “Election Proceesses in Latin America: Historical Legacies and Proximate Causes,” with Jonathan Hartlyn, presented at the September 2006 APSA Congress, Philadelphia.

 “’Free and Fair’ Enough? Assessing Electoral Manipulation in Democratizing Contexts” with Jonathan Hartlyn, presented at the September 2004 APSA Congress, Chicago.

 “Explaining the Success and Failure of Elections in Latin America,” paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Dallas, March 2003 (with Jonathan Hartlyn and Thomas Mustillo).

“Venezuela in the Grey Zone: from Feckless Democracy to Dominant Power Syndrome?”, paper presented at Latin American Studies Association Congress, Dallas, March 2003 (with David Myers.)

 Making Democracy Meaningful in Latin America,” paper presented at the American Political Science Convention, San Francisco, August 2001 (with Shelley McConnell).

“Elections with Adjectives in Contemporary Latin America: A Comparative Analysis,” paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Washington, D.C. September 2001 (with Jonathan Hartlyn).

“From Representative to Participatory Democracy? Regime Change in Venezuela,” paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Washington, D.C. September 2001.

“The Decline of Punto Fijo and the Rise of the Fifth Republic in Venezuela”, paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Miami, March, 2000.

“Reluctant Reformers: Explaining Privatization in Venezuela and Uruguay,” paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Chicago, September 24-27, 1998.

“Political Learning in an Emerging Democracy: Nicaragua since 1990,” paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1997.

“Election Monitors and Mediators in Latin American Democratization,” paper presented at the Conference on Election Monitors and Democratic Transitions, United Nations and University of  California at San Diego, San Diego, January 24-25, 1997.

“Political Learning and Democratization in Latin America: Comparative Lessons,” paper presented at the XIX Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington D.C., September 28-30, 1995.

“Election-Monitoring and Sovereignty,” paper presented to the Project on Sovereignty and a New World Politics, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington D.C., January 12, 1995.

“The Democratic Advantage? Perceptions and Procedures of Economic Reform in Uruguay,” paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association meetings, Chicago, April 1995.

Political Learning during Redemocratization in Latin America: Mid-term Project Report,  Workshop Presentation, XVIII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Atlanta, March 10-12, 1994.

“Political Learning in Reemerging Democracies: Framework for Analysis and Illustrations from Uruguay,” with Luis Costa Bonino, paper presented at the XVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, September 24-27, 1992.

“The Collective Dilemma of Economic Reform: Uruguay in Comparative Perspective,” paper presented to the Instituto de Ciencias Politicas, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, September 4, 1992.

“From Electoral Bargaining to Social Concertation in Nicaragua,” paper presented at the XVI Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., April 2-4, 1991.

Election Monitoring in Latin America, Round table presentation, XVI Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., April 2-4, 1991.

With Howard Lehman, “Strategic Bargaining in Brazil’s Debt negotiations: The Dynamics of the Two-Level Game,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, September 1989.

“Concertation in Latin America: The Limits of the Social Pact in Venezuela,” presented at the Conference on the Micro-Foundations of Democracy, University of Chicago, April 29-May 1, 1988.

“Democratic Class Compromise, Concertation and the Social Pact in Venezuela,” presented at the XIV Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New Orleans, March 16-19, 1988.

“State, Labor and the Democratic Class Compromise in Venezuela,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies, Merida, April 1987.

“The Venezuelan Labor Movement:  Help or Hindrance in the Management of the Debt Crisis,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-South, Atlanta, November 1986 and at the XIII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Boston, October 1986.

“Democratic Stability and Regime Change:  Inducements and Constraints in Venezuela,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1985.

“Regime Transformation in the Periphery:  A Conceptual Framework,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 1985.

“Democracy, Social Reform, and Regime Stability in Venezuela,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, March 1985.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *