8 a.m. – Conference Registration

Hilton Garden Inn, Akron
1307 E. Market St, Akron OH 44305

9 – 10:30 a.m. – The State of the Parties

Moderator: Daniel J. Coffey, University of Akron

  • The Hollow Parties: How We Got Them and How We Transcend Them
    Daniel Schlozman, Johns Hopkins University and Sam Rosenfeld, Hamilton College
  • Failing Party Organizations
    Mildred A. Schwartz, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Saving Democracy from Elections?
    Daniel M. Shea, Colby College
  • Money Can’t Buy You Love: What the 2016 Election Means for the Future of Campaign Finance in the U.S.
    Robin Kolodny, Temple University

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Voters and the 2016 Election

Moderator: Matthew Akers, Walsh University

  • Political Identity and Party Polarization in the American Electorate
    David C. Kimball, Joseph Anthony, and Tyler Chance, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Taking it to a New Level: Negative Partisanship, Party Loyalty and the Triumph of Trump
    Alan Abramowitz and Steven Webster, Emory University
  • Trump or No-Trump: Support and Opposition to Donald Trump over the 2016 Campaign
    Ronald B. Rapoport, College of William and Mary, Jordan Kujala, University of California, Davis, Jack Reilly, New College, and Walter J. Stone, University of California, Davis
  • The Role of Populists in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election and Beyond
    Edward G. Carmines, Indiana University, Michael J. Ensley, Kent State University, and Michael W. Wagner, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (Networking)

1:45 – 4:00 p.m. – Campaign Finance

Moderator: John Green, The University of Akron

  • Relative to What? Are Political Parties Playing a Meaningful Campaign Finance Role in U.S. Federal Elections?
    Diana Dwyre, California State University, Chico
  • Non-Candidate Activity and Spending in the 2016 Elections: Super PACs and Section 501(c)(4) Groups Act as Extensions of Candidate Campaigns and Party Committees
    David B. Magleby, Brigham Young University
  • The Financiers of Super PACs
    Paul Herrnson, University of Connecticut, Douglas Spencer, University of Connecticut, and Jen Heerwig, SUNY-Stony Brook
  • National Political Party Finances After Citizens United
    Anthony J. Corrado, Colby College, Michael J. Malbin, The Campaign Finance Institute and the University of Albany (SUNY), Jaclyn Kettler, Boise State University, Charles R. Hunt, University of Maryland, and Brendan Glavin, The Campaign Finance Institute
  • Partisan Patterns of Presidential Preprimary: Funding after Citizens United
    Karen Sebold, Joshua L. Mitchell, and Andrew Dowdle, University of Arkansas

5:30 p.m. – Reception

Book Signing of Mr. Chairman: The Life and Times of Ray C. Bliss (UA Press)

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

8:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker

Robert A. Taft, former Ohio Governor and Lee Fisher, former Ohio Lt. Governor on past, present and future of Ohio politics
Greystone Hall
103 S. High Street, Akron, OH

7 a.m. – Conference Registration

Hilton Garden Inn, Akron
1307 E. Market St, Akron OH 44305

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Dual Panels (Choose one of the two)

Panel A: Evolving Party Coalitions
Moderator: Robin Kolodny, Temple University

  • Intraparty Democracy and the 2016 Election
    Julia Azari, Marquette University and Seth Masket, University of Denver
  • The Power of the Parties and the 2016 Presidential Nominations
    Caitlin E. Jewitt, Virginia Tech
  • The Republican Appeal to Working-Class Whites in 2016
    Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • From Reagan’s Optimism to Trump’s Doom and Gloom: What Happened within the Republican Electorate?
    Jeffrey M. Stonecash, Syracuse University

Panel B: Election Activities 2016
Moderator: Stephen Brooks, University of Akron

  • What Happened to the Ground Game in 2016?
    Paul A. Beck, The Ohio State University
  • Show Me the Money: The Role of Local Party Organizations in the National Campaign Finance System
    Shannon Jenkins and Douglas Roscoe, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • #Polarized2016: Affective Campaign Rhetoric and Mass Polarization in Social Media
    Eric C. Vorst, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Naturalizing the Party: Party Registration and Voter Turnout of Naturalized Citizens
    Lidia Kurganova and Daniel A. Smith, University of Florida

9:45 – 12:00 p.m. – Dual Panels (Choose one of the two)

Panel C: Partisan Polarization
Moderator: Diana Dwyre, California State University, Chico

  • Are Ideologically Motivated Primary Voters Driving the Polarization of the House of Representatives?
    Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles, Stephanie DeMora, University of California, Riverside, Andrew Dowdle, University of Arkansas, Spencer Hall, Vanderbilt University, Angela Ocampo, University of California, Los Angeles, Shawn Patterson, University of California, Los Angeles, Mark Myers, State of Arkansas, and John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tea Partiers, the Bern, and the Mini-Trumps: How the Presidential Race Shaped the 2016 Congressional Primaries
    Robert G. Boatright, Clark University
  • State Party Factionalism in 2016
    Daniel J. Coffey, University of Akron
  • The 2016 Election and the Reemergence of American Third-Parties
    Bernard Tamas, Valdosta State University

Panel D: Presidential Nominations in 2016
Moderator: David B. Cohen, University of Akron

  • Party Convention Delegates, Policy Demanders, and the 2016 Election
    Kimberly, H. Conger, University of Cincinnati, Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame, Rosalyn Cooperman, University of Mary Washington, Richard Herrera, Arizona State University, Gregory Shufeldt, Butler University, Kerem Ozan Kalkan, Eastern Kentucky University, and John C. Green, University of Akron
  • The State of the Primaries 2016
    Drew Kurlowski, Coastal Carolina University
  • Partisanship and Ideology in Presidential Primaries
    Barbara Norrander, University of Arizona and Jay Wendland, Daemen College
  • The Rigors of a Rigged System? Delegate Allocation Rules in the 2008-2016 Presidential Primaries
    Brittany Page Brake and John A. Clark, Western Michigan University
  • Populist Challenges and the 2016 Presidential Nominations
    Wayne Steger, DePaul University

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:30 p.m. – Conference Ends


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