Monday
10.02.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
tba
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 10.02.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 10.02.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Vera Troeger - University of Hamburg
Abstract:
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Monday
24.02.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
Gender Quota Reform and Women’s Incorporation in Legislative Debate
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 24.02.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 24.02.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Mariana Lopes da Fonseca - University of St. Gallen
Abstract:
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Monday
09.03.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
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Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 09.03.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 09.03.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Scott J. Cook - Texas AM University
Abstract:
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Monday
23.03.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
Constitutional Rigidity Matters: A Veto Players Approach
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 23.03.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 23.03.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
George Tsebelis - University of Michigan
Abstract:
Traditionally, constitutional amendment rules are considered to be the most important part of a constitution. Nevertheless, recent empirical analyses argue that constitutional amendment rules do not matter at all. This article argues that the dispute is due to the misuse of independent and dependent variables and inappropriate methodology. Using the veto players approach to measure constitutional rigidity, I create a new index covering 94 democratic countries. I start with explaining the underlying logic of the veto players approach as well as explaining the specific derivation of the rules for the construction of rigidity index, which aggregates all institutional provisions in a logically consistent way. I then explain why the lack of constitutional rigidity is a *necessary but notsufficient* condition for significant constitutional amendments in democratic countries. Finally, I create a new dataset on the *significance* of constitutional amendments and estimate the appropriate (heteroskedastic) model, which corroborates the theoretical expectations and demonstrates that more significantamendments lead to a better fit.

Monday
06.04.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
tba
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 06.04.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 06.04.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Michael Wahmann - Michigan State University
Abstract:
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Monday
20.04.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
Bottom up - top down? Mass media and the formation of socio-political preferences
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 20.04.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 20.04.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Ursula Dallinger - University of Trier
Abstract:
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Monday
11.05.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
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Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 11.05.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 11.05.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Sona N. Golder - Pennsylvania State University
Abstract:
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Monday
25.05.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
The Will of the People: How do Individuals Aggregate Preferences? (with B. Douglas Bernheim and Matias Cersosimo)
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 25.05.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 25.05.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Sandro Ambuehl - University of Zurich
Abstract:
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Monday
08.06.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
tba
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 08.06.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 08.06.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Abstract:
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Monday
22.06.2020
14:00 Uhr
Seminar SeriesPublic
Constitutional Reforms
Location
B6, 30-32 - Room 310
Date
start: 22.06.2020 - 14:00 Uhr
end: 22.06.2020 - 15:00 Uhr

Speaker:
Mariana Llanos - GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
Abstract:
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