The Conference on “Elections, Parties, and Public Opinion in a Volatile World: A Comparative Perspective" brings together leading researchers in the field of comparative electoral behaviour. The Conference draws together eleven different papers all of which use various data, country case studies, and analytical strategies to give us an insight into how voters, parties, and politicians are responding to the volatile times in which we find ourselves. This Conference coincides with the meeting of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) project board (the Planning Committee) in Mannheim. The event is jointly organized by the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and is also supported by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. The conference’s keynote address will be given by Professor John Aldrich (Duke University), Chair of the CSES Module 5 Planning. Professor Aldrich’s address is entitled: Did Americans Vote for a Person, a Party, or a Populist? and explores the determinants of the vote in the seminal 2016 US Presidential election.
The Conference takes places on Friday 10 November 2017 in Room A231 at the MZES (A5, 6, 68159 Mannheim). Participation at the Conference is free and open to all interested parties but registration is required. Interested guests must register to attend no later than 3 November 2017 via this website.