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GRADUATE WORKSHOP - Popular Expression and Political Parties

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

THIS MONTH'S PAPERS examine popular protest in Turkey and clientelism  in India.  Click on the links below to view the papers.

James Ryan (History, Penn)
"The Anatomy of a Riot: Political Violence, the Birth of Multiparty Politics and the Destruction of Tan Press, December 4, 1945" (PDF)

Ryan explores the escalation of ideological antagonism and rhetoric that preceded the historic December 4, 1945 riot involving students from Istanbul University in order to better understand the relationship between political speech, ideology, and mob violence in post-World War II Turkey.

Mark Schneider (Political Science, Columbia)
"Does Clientalism Work? A Test of Guessability in India" (PDF)

Schneider posits a behavioral measure – guessability – to determine the degree to which local leaders in Rajasthan, India can effectively determine voters’ partisan preferences, revealing the limits of leaders’ ability to predict how certain voters will behave.

Discussant: Emmerich Davies (Political Science, Penn)