Dominant Party Systems Conference


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  • Host Department: Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)
  • Date: 05/09/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Time: 9:00 AM

  • Location: West Conference Room, Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St, Ann Arbor

  • Description:


    The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and the University of Malaya are partnering to organize a comparative conference on dominant party systems. Dominant party systems are those in which a single party or coalition rules for an extraordinary period of time by regularly winning contested, multiparty elections. This two-day conference will bring together scholars from around the world, both established and junior, who are doing cutting-edge work on the topic. For more information, please visit CSEAS


    Friday, May 9

    9:15 AM - 10:45 AM: PANEL 1

    Comparative Views of One-Party Dominance

    KHARIS TEMPLEMAN, Stanford University; FRANCOISE BOUCEK, Queen Mary University of London;
    ADRIENNE LEBAS, American University


    11 AM-12:30 PM: PANEL 2 

    Dominance in Developed Democracies

    KENNETH MCELWAIN, University of Michigan; AMIR ABEDI, Western Washington University;
    CAROLYN FORESTIERE, University of Maryland, Baltimore


    2 PM - 4 PM: PANEL 3

    Dominance in New and Developing Democracies

    DANIELLE LANGFIELD, Marist College; ADAM ZIEGFELD, Beloit College;
    JOSE ANTONIO HERNANDEZ-COMPANY, University of Chicago; EUNJUNG CHOI, University of South Florida



    9 AM - 11 AM: PANEL 4

    Dominance in Autocracies

    KEITH WEGHORST, University of Florida; SARAH WHITMORE, Oxford Brookes University; NETINA TAN, McMaster University;
    EDMUND TERENCE GOMEZ, University of Malaya/University of Michigan; SURINDERPAL SINGH, University of Malaya




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