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August 27, 2014

Dear Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) user community,

We write on three important matters:

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First, for those of you that will be at the APSA annual meeting in Washington DC, we invite you to attend a reception to honor the winners of the 2014 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 7:15 PM in the location "Marriott Balcony A." The location is subject to change so please verify it in the final program at the conference.

The reception will include hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and a short presentation of the winning work, which is: "Correct Voting Across Thirty-Three Democracies: A Preliminary Analysis" by Richard R. Lau, Parina Patel, Dalia F. Fahmy, and Robert R. Kaufman.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

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Second, if you will be making a presentation at an upcoming conference (APSA, ECPR, EPSA, etc.), and the presentation makes use of the CSES, please let us know about it by email to: "cses@umich.edu". We would like to add it to the CSES Bibliography, and we will also update this posting under the What's New section on the CSES website so that persons attending the conferences are aware of your presentation.

The upcoming presentations we are currently aware of are:

At the 2014 APSA annual meeting in Washington DC:

Date: Friday, Aug 29, 2014, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM

Elections and Voting Behavior Panel 36-23 is titled "Comparative Study of Electoral Systems Module 4: New Themes, New Findings" and includes five presentations, all of which make use of CSES.
Location: Hilton Columbia 4 (Subject to change. Check the Final Program at the conference. )
Co-sponsored by 34 Representation and Electoral Systems-13

a. "Risk, Policy Preferences, and Party Choice in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis" by Jack Vowles and Timothy Hellwig

b. "Comparative Patrimonial Voting" by Martial Foucault

c. "Offline and Online Political Mobilization: Prevalence and Consequences on Electoral Participation" by John H. Aldrich, Rachel K. Gibson, Marta Cantijoch, and Pedro C. Magalhaes

d. "Political Institutions and Opinion-Policy Links: Preliminary Evidence from the CSES" by Stuart N. Soroka and Christopher Wlezien

e. "Does the Composition of Government Reflect Citizens' Party Preferences?" by Eric Guntermann, André Blais, and Marc A. Bodet

Date: Saturday, Aug 30, 2014, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Society for Romanian Studies Panel
Location: Hilton Cardozo (Subject to change. Check the Final Program at the conference.)

a. "Reassessing the Effect of Economic Conditions on Support for Democracy: Evidence from the 2009-2013 Romanian Election Study Panel" by Mircea Comsa and Claudiu Daniel Tufis

At the 2014 ECPR annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland:

Citizenship Education, Competence and Participation Panel

a. "Political Knowledge in Comparative Perspective: The Impact of Electoral Disproportionality and Inequality," by Henry Milner and Eric Guntermann

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Last, if you have a publication or presentation that makes use of CSES data and it does not already appear in the Bibliography on the CSES website, please make us aware of it by email to: "cses@umich.edu". This not only publicizes your work, but helps in understanding how CSES is being used, which assists both in raising funding and in improving the project.

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Thanks, and best regards,
-Dave
David Howell
Director of Studies, CSES