Thursday, 22 March

Villa Le Balze
14:00 to 14:45

Villa Le Balze library
14:45 to 15:00

Panel 1
Villa Le Balze library

15:00 to 17:00
Chair: Hans Noel

  • Party Organization, Party Institutionalization and Democratic Stability
    Paul Webb, University of Sussex
    Susan Scarrow, University of Houston
    Thomas Poguntke, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • European and American Political Parties: Becoming more Similar?
    Richard Katz, Johns Hopkins University
  • The Presidential Party: theoretical framework for comparative analysis
    Gianluca Passarelli, Sapienza Universita

Shuttle to Villa La Pietra (NYU)

Panel Discussion:
Political Parties in the Face of Populism and Anti-Party Sentiment
Villa La Pietra (NYU)

18:00 to 19:30

Villa La Pietra (NYU)

Villa La Pietra (NYU)



Friday, 23 March

Continental breakfast
Villa Le Balze dining room
8:30 to 9:30

Panel 2

9:30 to 11:00
Villa Le Balze library
Chair: Jon Ladd

  • Testing for Democratic Indifference as a Cleavage in Established Party Systems
    Todd Donovan, Western Washington
  • The Mandate of the People?: The 2016 Sanders Campaign in Context
    Julia Azari, Marquette University
    Seth Masket, University of Denver
  • The Politics of Disgruntlement: Insights from the Italian PD Open Primaries
    Antonella Seddone University of Turin
    Fulvio Venurino, University of Cagliari

Coffee break

Panel 3

Villa Le Balze library
11:15 to 12:45
Chair: Kris Kanthak

  • (Fe)male Leaders and Citizens’ Perceptions of Political Parties
    Diana O’Brien, Texas A&M University
  • Gendering the Parties: Partisanship as Social Identity and the Modern Gender Gap
    Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame
  • When Do Parties Risk Politicizing Europe? How the Prospect of Losing Power Affects Issue Entrepreneurship
    Markus Wagner, University of Vienna

Villa Le Balze dining room

12:45 to 14:00

Panel 4
Villa Le Balze library

14:00 to 15:30
Chair: Darren Schreiber

  • Legislative networks and partisan entrenchment
    Jennifer Victor, George Mason University
  • New parties and party system change in Western Europe
    Alessandro Chiaramonte, Universita degli studi di Firenze and NYU Florence
    Vincenzo Emanuele, LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
  • Interest Groups and Parties: Sharing Representation? A Comparison Across Four Countries
    Amy McKay, University of Exeter
    Jeff Lazarus, Georgia State University
    Josh McCrain, Emory University



Panel 5
Villa Le Balze library 15:45 to 5:15
Chair: Jennifer Victor

  • The Electoral Significance of Divided Behavior: The Conditional Consequences of Voter Perceptions
    Zac Greene, University of Strathclyde
  • “He’s Not My President!”: Negative Partisanship and Satisfaction with Democracy in the U.S. and Europe
    Kris Kanthak, Pittsburgh University
    Jae-Jae Spoon, Pittsburgh Univeristy
  • Whose Interests Prevail in Open Seat Nominations for the House of Representatives?
    John Zaller, UCLA



Closing remarks
17:15 to 17:30
Hans Noel

17:30 to 19:00

Trattoria Tredici Gobbi
Via del Porcellana, 9R,
50123 Firenze FI

Saturday, 24 March

Optional walking tour of Florence
3 hours
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet in Piazza della Repubblica.