WSF Reseachers at the 113th APSA Annual Meeting, August 31 – September 3 2017, San Francisco

APSA for FBThis year’s APSA conference theme is The Quest for Legitimacy. The concept of legitimacy is fundamental to many classic debates in political science. At the same time, legitimacy is core to numerous contemporary political issues. Salient debates — whether about representation, equality, voice, accountability, institutionalization, protest, revolutions, international norms, disputes, war — can all contain questions of legitimacy at their core.

Projects in the Welfare State Attitudes WSF research cluster address these questions by looking at how people’s current aspirations, ideas and assumptions will be important drivers of change and persistence and at the extent to which conflict and solidarity surround the new directions in welfare. Researchers from cluster projects 4Is and HEALTHDOX will present some of these findings at APSA 2017. See the list below to find out where to hear and meet our researchers!

For the second time, this year’s APSA will feature electronic, multimedia iPosters with interactive features such as the ability to zoom in on graphics and images, and include video and audio clips. Especially watch out for Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen M. Immergut who will present the Welfare State Futures Programme in the poster session on European Politics and Society, September 1, 2:00 pm.


Linna Martén, Stanford University

Full Panel: Elite Mobility and Highly Skilled Migration

Thu, August 31, 4:00 to 5:30pm, Hilton Union Square, Nob Hill 2 & 3

Paper: Networks and Immigrants’ Economic Success

Co-authors: Jens Hainmueller, Dominik Hangartner


Daniel Stegmueller, Duke University


Full Submitted Panel: Inequality, Taxation, and Redistribution in Historical Perspective

Thu, August 31, 8:00 to 9:30am, Hilton Union Square, Golden Gate 3

Role: Discussant


Featured Paper Panel: Labor and the Left

Fri, September 1, 12:00 to 1:30pm, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 3 & 4

Paper: The Political Economy of Coordination in Industrialized Democracies

Co-author: David Rueda



Full Panel: Where Do We Go From Here? New Research on Political Inequality

Fri, September 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm, Parc 55, Mason

Paper: Moderating Unequal Representation? Local Unions and Legislative Responsiveness

Co-author: Michael Becher



Ellen M. Immergut, Humboldt University Berlin/European University Institute 

Poster Session: European Politics and Society

Fri, September 1, 2:00 to 2:30pm, Hilton Union Square, Grand Ballroom

iPoster Title: The Welfare State Futures Programmes



Full Panel: The New Politics of Welfare and Social Assistance

Thu, August 31, 2:00 to 3:30pm, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 25

Role: Chair

Björn Rönnerstrand, University of Gothenburg

Full Panel: Policy Feedback and Health Politics

Fri, September 1, 2:00 to 3:30pm, Parc 55, Fillmore

Paper Title: Making and Breaking Social Trust: The Role of Public Health System Failure


Karen M. Anderson, University of Southampton

Full Panel: European Management of Crisis

Thu, August 31, 10:00 to 11:30am, Parc 55, Powell I

Role: Chair & Discussant


Roundtable: Crossing Bridges: Traversing a Global Discipline

Thu, August 31, 2:00 to 3:30pm, Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlor 3

Role: Presenter

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