VILLA VIGONI

Political Equality in Unequal Societies

Workshop on Participation, Representation and Public Policy

June 4 – 8, 2018 | Villa Vigoni (near Milan), Italy

Political Equality in Unequal Societies

Participation, Representation and Public Policy

 

Villa Vigoni | June 4–8, 2018

 

 

Monday, June 4

Arrival at the Villa Vigoni

19:00   Dinner

 

Tuesday, June 5

09:00   Welcome and Introduction: Claudia Landwehr & Armin Schäfer

 

09:15 – 10:45

Panel I: Social Selectivity and Unequal Voice

Panel chair: Armin Schäfer

 

Frank Nullmeier

The Social Selectivity of Political Procedures

 

Kay Schlozman

Unequal Political Voice in the New American Gilded Age:
Has It Always Been This Way?

 

10:45 – 11:15    Coffee break

 

11:15 – 12:45

Panel II: Wealth and Income Inequalities

Panel chair: Thomas Saalfeld

 

Hanna Lierse

Wealth Inequality and Democratic Representation

 

Laura Seelkopf

The Demise of the “Death Tax”:
The Worldwide Abolition of Inheritance Taxation, 1970–2017

 

13:00 – 14:30    Lunch

 

Participation, Representation, and Public Policy

Panel III: Political Geography of Inequality

Panel Chair: Kris-Stella Trump

 

Jessica Trounstine

The Local Geography of Inequality

 

Margaret Weir

America’s Two Worlds of Welfare:
Subnational Institutions and Social Assistance in Metropolitan America

 

16:00 – 16:30    Coffee Break

 

16:30 – 18:00

Panel IV: Political Participation & Protest

Panel chair: Claudia Landwehr

 

Christopher Ojeda

Political Participation and Habit

 

Kris-Stella Trump

Black Lives Matter:
Evidence that Police-Caused Deaths Predict Protest Activity

 

Wednesday, June 6

9:00 – 10:30

Panel V: Unequal Efficacy

Panel chair: Armin Schäfer

 

Claudia Landwehr

Individual Resilience and Collective Action:
Causes of Unequal Political Efficacy

 

Jale Tosun

The Personal is Political:
How Experiences with Public Employment Services Impact Young People’s Political Efficacy

 

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 12:30

Panel VI: Politics against People?

Panel chair: Thomas Saalfeld

 

Jane Gingrich & Ben Ansell

Policy and Politics in Disjuncture

 

Jacob Hacker & Paul Pierson

Plutocrats with Pitchforks:
The Distinctive Politics of Right-Wing Populism in the United States

 

13:00 – 14:30    Lunch break

 

Afternoon: Boat trip to Bellagio

 

 

Thursday, June 7

9:00 – 10:30

Panel VII: Inequality and the Welfare State

Panel chair: Claudia Landwehr

 

Philipp Rehm

Risks Perceptions

 

Ann Orloff

Gendered Labor Policies and Women’s Participatory Parity: Old Dilemmas and New Challenges

 

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee Break

 

11:00 – 13:00

Panel VIII: Unequal Responsiveness and Welfare State Change

Panel chair: Armin Schäfer

 

Marius Busemeyer

Policy Feedback and Biases in Responsiveness in the Politics of the Social Investment State in Europe

 

Lea Elsässer

Representational Inequality and Welfare State Change

 

 

13:00 – 14:30    Lunch

 

14:30 – 16:00

Panel IX: Non-Responsiveness and Political Protest

Panel chair: Kris-Stella Trump

 

Jonas Pontusson

Unequal Representation in Comparative Perspective:
Literature Review and Research Program

 

 

Silja Häusermann

Economic Grievances, Political Grievances and Non-responsiveness of Elites as Drivers of Political Protest

 

16:00 – 16:30   Coffee break

 

16:30 – 18:00

Panel X: Beyond Responsiveness?

Panel chair: Thomas Saalfeld

 

Armin Schäfer

Unequal Representation and the Populist Vote

 

Peter K. Enns

Reconsidering the Unequal Representation Thesis and Its Implications for Inequality in the United States

 

 

Friday, June 8: Departure

 

Villa Vigoni Association
1 Via Giulio Vigoni
22017 Menaggio (CO)
Italy

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