CSES at APSA 2018

The 2018 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) will take place in Boston, August 31 – September 3, 2018. If you’re planning to attend, you may be interested in one or more of the sessions listed below, which make use of CSES data.

This year’s conference theme is: Democracy and Its Discontents.

If you are making a presentation which makes use of CSES data and it does not appear here, please let us know via email to: cses@umich.edu.

When you arrive at APSA, please verify the below room locations in the final conference program, as they are subject to change.

Thursday, August 30, 2018


Panel: Sources of Political Knowledge

10:00 to 11:30 am, Sheraton, Beacon E
Presentation: Decentralization and the Promotion of Locally-Rooted Knowledge
Nicholas J. Clark, Susquehanna University

This paper examines the relationship between decentralization and the public’s knowledge about political affairs, theorizing that more independent regional governments may serve to promote greater political knowledge. Such decentralization brings governance closer to the average citizen, potentially mobilizing a greater sense of political efficacy and providing more opportunities for individuals to observe and learn about the political process.

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