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115th American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The 115th annual political science conference organized by the American Political Science Association took place in Washington, D.C., from August 29 to September 1. It was traditionally attended by the ICSID IIMS researchers.

The APSA 2019 theme was Populism and Privilege.

The position of populism vis-à-vis democratic politics is the principal focal point in this year’s program. Though contested terrain, populism is often said to be a threat to democracy, even though it originated (at least in the American context) as a vehicle to expand its application. But if populism is the problem, what is the solution?

This year’s program features panels on a host of challenges linked to populist mobilization: the migration crises, the impact of global capitalism; the dynamics of polarization; dichotomy between the “people” on one side and the “elite” on the other.

Papers presented by ICSID researchers at the APSA Annual Meeting 2019 included:

Ora John Reuter "Civic Duty and Voting Under Autocracy"
David Szakonyi "Electoral Manipulation and Regime Support: Survey Evidence from Russia"
Sarah Wilson Sokhey "Rewriting the Social Contract? Pension Reform in Mexico and Russia"
Timothy Frye "Electoral Clientelism Under Autocracy: Parties Versus Firms" (co-authored with Ora John Reuter and David Szakonyi)

The next APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place next year in San Francisco.