Group Events

The Research Work Group plans two workshops of its own, as indicated on the main page of this site. The Group, or a subset of its members, are also participating in major Political Science conferences.

Workshop I: Dublin, Summer 2004

The Party Switching Research Group held its first meeting at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. The workshop took place July 3-8, 2004.  Group members presented preliminary work on the following topics:

Professional Conferences

Members are also actively presenting papers at professional conferences.  Here are some events to watch for:

ISA Panel: "Party Systems in a Dynamic World"

PSRG group members organized a panel for the 46th Annual ISA Convention.

Panel: FB08 - 10:30 to 12:15 - Friday, March 3, 2005.
Topic: Party Systems in a Dynamic World
Chairs: William Heller and Carol Mershon
Discussant: John Aldrich, Duke University

The details on group members' papers appear below. The convention took place on March 1-5, 2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

MPSA Panel: "Legislative Party Switching"

The panel was convened for the 2005 Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago, April 7-10, 2005.

Panel: 13:45 - Friday, April 8, 2005.
Topic: Legislative Party Switching
Chair: Maria Escobar-Lemmon, Texas A&M University
Discussants: Maria Escobar-Lemmon, Texas A&M University; Lucio R. Renno, Stony Brook University

Papers presented:


Workshop II: Charlottesville, summer 2005

The second and final work shop of the PSRG will take place on July 10-14 in Charlottesville, Virginia. You can download the papers listed below from the Papers section of the website.