Work-in-progress Seminar: "A Voter-Centric, Multi-Level Theory of Party Performance: Rethinking Volatile Party Systems"


Location: Virtual event

Thomas Mustillo  Associate Professor, Keough School of Global Affairs; Director, Minor in Data Science; Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
John Polga-Hecimovich  Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, United States Naval Academy

What accounts for vote choices in inchoate party systems? We approach this question with a theory rooted in voters as the unit of analysis, their party choices as the outcome, and their spatial and temporal locations as explanations for their preferences. We examine Ecuador to explore the theory and its implications.

Work-in-Progress Seminars are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. In accordance with University guidelines for social distancing, these seminars will offer a possibility of remote participation. To attend either in person or virtually, please register to receive the pre-circulated paper and further details on joining on campus or by computer or phone.