For those interested in presenting a paper, presenting a poster,
serving as a discussant, or serving as a panel chair, please complete
submission form online.
If you wish to propose multiple papers, please complete the form once
for each proposal.
If there are coauthors on a paper, only one of them should submit a
If do not wish to appear on the program but want to attend the
conference, registration for all attendees will open in February.
Call for Proposals: "The Diversity of the American States"
This year's conference theme is "The Diversity of the American States."
Diversity can be defined many ways in the states, from identities such
a race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, to state institutions and
economic, political and geographic variation. The beauty of the
American states is the ability to leverage this diversity to develop
and test general theories of politics with empirical models.
In the 2013 conference, we plan to organize panels around this
diversity, highlighting the creative ways in which state politics
scholars utilize this most important tool of state politics. We
also hope to have panels on datasets and methods that capture the
diversity of the states, including new measures of state public
opinion, elections, candidates, legislatures, race/ethnicity, gender,
and public policy. We seek papers that leverage state heterogeneity to
build, develop, and test innovative approaches to the study of American
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