THE KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
41ST ANNUAL MEETING
CUMBERLAND COLLEGE
WILLIAMSBURG, KENTUCKY
MARCH 1-2, 2002


PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

FRIDAY, MARCH 1


REGISTRATION: Cumberland Inn, Lobby
   12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
 
 

1:00-2:15 p.m.

I-A.  Theory Beyond Theory

CHAIR: Mike Berheide, Berea College

PAPERS:
"Configuring the Mass: Thoreau and the Deindividualization of the Collective in Ante-bellum America"
  Ric Caric, Morehead State University

  "Peacekeeping and Post Modernism: A Feminist Military?"
  Sara Zeigler, Eastern Kentucky University
  Gregory Gunderson, Central Missouri State University

DISCUSSANT: TBA
 

I-B. Labor Politics in Kentucky

CHAIR: Margaret Ellis, Western Kentucky University

PAPERS:
"Institutional Commitment and Union Membership Among White-Collar Workers"
  Greg Goldey, Morehead State University

  "Hispanic Immigrant Workers in Kentucky and Immigration Policy Options"
  Linda S. Stevenson, Morehead State University

DISCUSSANT: John Heyrman, Berea College
 

I-C. Democratization: Prospects and Problems

CHAIR: Lindsay Back, Morehead State University

PAPERS:
"Between Order and Clash: Nigeria as a Test Case for Democracy in the Islamic State"
  Scott M. Brown, Indiana University Southeast

  "Minority Education Policy in China: Tibet and Xinjiang Provinces"
  Erin Simpson, University of Louisville

"Catalonia During the Transition to Democracy in Spain: A Case of Visionary Political Leadership"
  John Van Doorn, Cumberland College
 

DISCUSSANT: TBA
 

2:30-3:45 p.m.

II. Roundtable: Terrorism and Political Change

MODERATOR: John Stempel, University of Kentucky

PARTICIPANTS:
Michael Fowler, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville
Roger Murphy, Western Kentucky University
Robert Pringle, University of Kentucky
Nayef H. Samhat, Centre College
 

4:00-5:15 p.m.

III-A. Roundtable: Creating a Canadian Studies Online Program

MODERATOR: Ernest J. Yanarella, University of Kentucky

PARTICIPANTS:
Constance Baird, University of Kentucky
   William Green, Morehead State University
   Rebecca Novak, University of Kentucky
   John Petersen, Western Kentucky University
   Steven Savage, Eastern Kentucky University

III-B. Undergraduate Student Paper Panel

CHAIR: Bill Garriott, Centre College

PAPERS: TBA

JUDGES: TBA
 

III-C. Minority Politics

CHAIR:  Saundra Ardrey, Western Kentucky University

PAPERS:  TBA

DISCUSSANT: TBA
 
 
 

BUSINESS MEETING:  5:30-6:00 p. m.

SOCIAL HOUR:   6:00-7:00 p. m.
 

DINNER BUFFET AND FESTIVITIES: 7:00 p. m.

 Dinner Menu
Grilled Chicken Breasts with Fresh Herbs
    Sliced Roast Beef with Au Jus
    Vegetable Medley
    Green Beans
    Wild Rice
    Oven Roasted Red Skins
    House salad
    Dinner rolls
    Apple Pie
    Coffee and Tea

 PRESENTATION OF AWARDS

  David Hughes Award-for the best paper delivered at the 2001 KPSA meeting: TBA
Abdul Rifai Award-for the best undergraduate paper delivered at the 2002 KPSA meeting: TBA

 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Professor Wilfred M. McClay
SunTrust Bank Chair of Excellence in Humanities at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.



 

SATURDAY, MARCH 2


REGISTRATION:  Cumberland Inn, Lobby
8:30-10:00 a.m.
 
 
 

9:00-10:15 a.m.

IV-A.  Federalism and Economic Development

CHAIR: William Garriott, Centre College

PAPERS:
"New Federalism for the New Economy: Bush’s Return to the Reagan Intergovernmental Model"
  Michael Hail, Morehead State University

  "Economic Development Policy: Transportation and the New Economy"
  Jeremy Hall, University of Kentucky

  "Intergovernmental Fiscal Aid and the Role of the Nonprofit Sector"
  Shannon K. Vaughan, Western Kentucky University

DISCUSSANT: Greg Frye, Michigan State University

IV-B.  Tradition and Transformation in International Relations

CHAIR: Jeff Freyman, Transylvania University

PAPERS:
"The Special Relationship and British Foreign Policy: A Constructivist Analysis"
  Roger Murphy, Western Kentucky University

  "Reflections on Public Spheres, Regimes, and Global Democratic Practice"
  Nayef H. Samhat, Centre College

DISCUSSANT: John Van Doorn, Cumberland College

10:30-12:00 noon

V.  Roundtable: Two Party Competition in Kentucky: The Critical Nature of the 2002 Elections

 MODERATOR: Paul Blanchard, Eastern Kentucky University Center for Kentucky History and Politics

 PARTICIPANTS:
Ms. Nikki Patton, State Democratic Party Chairperson
Ms. Ellen Williams, State Republican Party Chairperson

    Others TBA
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