Kentucky Political Science Association

45th Annual Meeting

March 3-4, 2006

Perkins Center

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

 

 

Friday, March 3, 2006

Registration:  12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Eastern Time

 

SESSION I:  1:00 – 2:15pm

 

Panel I A: Undergraduate Papers

Chair:   Sara Zeigler, EKU

    

1.      Samuel Porter, Georgetown College, "The Rwandan Genocide and Developments in International Humanitarian Law"        

2.      Jennifer Johnson, Morehead State University

3.      Aisulu Masylkanova, Berea College, "Will Taiwan Declare Independence by 2008?"

4.      Bradley Patrick, EKU, "A Reorganization of Kentucky Local Government"

5.    William Gyude Moore, Berea College, "Demograhic Pressures and the Stability of the State in Sub-Saharan Africa."


Discussant:   Kenneth McIntyre, Campbellsville University

 

 

Panel I B:  The Courts and Public Law

Chair:    Michael Hail, Morehead State


1.      Lynnette Noblitt, EKU, "The Patent Reform Act of 2005 (H.R. 2795): Proposed Changes and Notable Omissions"

2.      J. Gregory Frye, Michigan State, "A Review of Administrative Law and the Treatment of State Constitutional Systems and privacy Rights"

3.      William Green, Morehead State, "The Supreme Court and State Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages: Granholm v. Heald (2005) and Its Impact"

4.      Joe Chaney, Murray State, "Censorship Speech/Association Codes Enacted by University Presidents Are Unconstitutional or Are They?"


Discussant:   David Sloan, Morehead State University

 

 

BREAK            2:15-2:30pm

 

SESSION II:  2:30 – 3:45pm

 

Panel II A:  Open Discussion: "The New York Times and the American Democracy Project in Political Science"


Moderator:

Kandace Rusnak, New York Times

 

 

Panel II B:  State & Local Politics

Chair:  Jon Dalager, Georgetown College
 

1.      Tim Nolcox and James Clingermayer, Murray State, "Divided Government, Rule Review, and Regulatory Stringency:  The Case of  Pollution Control"

2.      Jonathan Winburn, WKU, "Comparing Redistricting Outcomes Across the States: A Comparison of Commission, Court, and Legislative Plans"

3.      Gary Mattson, NKU, "Grant Getting, Midwest Small Town Priroities and the CDBG Program: Factors for Grantsmanship Variations"

4.      Erik Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College, "Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) at 25 and Counting: An Observant Participant's Report"


Discussant:   Jon Dalager, Georgetown College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Saturday, March 4

 

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:15- 10:00am

 

SESSION IV:  9:00 – 10:15am

 

 

Panel IV A:  Roundtable: "Rural Economic Development: Past, Present and Future"


Moderator:   Terry Busson, EKU         


Participants:

Michael Hail, Morehead State University

Justin Maxon, President, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

John Stamper, staff writer, Lexington Herald-Leader

J.R. Wilhite, Commissioner, Department for Existing Business Development, KY Cabinet for Economic Development

 

Panel IV B:  Teaching in Political Science

Chair:   Erik Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College             



Discussant:   Erik Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College

 

 

BREAK            10:15-10:30

 

         

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

BREAK            3:45-4:00pm

 

SESSION III:  4:00 – 5:15pm

 

Panel III A:  American Politics and Institutions

Chair:   Joe Gershtenson, EKU    
                        
            

1.     Tracy Burdett, EKU, "Economic and Social Issues in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections"                                                                    

2.      Tom Martin, UK, "Presidential Influence of Financial Markets"        

3.       Jerry Thomas, EKU, "Sexual-Minority Group Confidence in the Courts"


Discussant:   John Heyrman, Berea College

 

 

Panel III B:  International Relations & Foreign Policy

Chair:   Gregory Gunderson, EKU


1.      Nayef Samhat, Centre College, The Global Public Sphere, Legitimacy and American Foreigh Policy"

2.      Ridvan Peshkopia, UK, "Asylum and Immigration as a Human Rights Issue: Toward an IR Social Constructivist Framework of EU Asylum and Immigration Policies"

3.      Matt Evans, U of L, "Resolving Epistemology: Conceptual Blending and the Prisoner's Dilemma Game"  

4.      Chris Coffman, EKU, "Foreign olicy n a Post 9/11 World: The  Neocons Strike Back"


Discussant:  Gregory Gunderson, EKU

  

 

Panel III C:  Public Policy

Chair:   Dana Patton, EKU
 

1.      Robin Rhea, WKU, "Policy Proposals for Expanding Public Insurance to Adults"     

2.      Julie Olberding, NKU, "The Third Generation of Visioning for Northern Kentucky: How Things Have Changed and How They've Stayed the Same"

3.      Matt Udie, EKU, An Analysis of Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies by the States to Address Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with the Juvenile Justice System


Discussant:   Dana Patton, EKU

 

 

Business Meeting                       5:30 – 6:30pm

 

Dinner and Keynote Address:  7:00 – 9:00pm


The Main House at Arlington                     

Address: Congressman Ben Chandler

 

 

 

 

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SESSION V:  10:30 – 11:45am

 

Panel V A:  Public Administration


Chair:   Victoria Gordon, WKU


1.      Jeremy N. Phillips and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., WKU, "Job Satisfaction and Municipal Clerks"

2.      Ann Beck, Murray State, "Convergence of Public and Private Health Benefits"


Discussant:   Glenn Rainey, EKU

   

Panel V B:  Comparative Politics


Chair:   John Petersen, WKU


  1. Egbunam Amadife, KSU, "Ethnic Tensions/Conflicts in Africa: Legacy of the Hierarchical Politics of the Colonial Period"
  2. Satoshi Machida, UK, "Learning to Trust Others? The Effects of Institutional Learning on Social Capital"
  3. Steve Barracca, EKU "Explaining the Dynamics of Recent Coups in Ecuador and Venezuela"

Discussant:   Melissa Scheier, Georgetown College

 

Panel V C:  Race, Gender, and Religion


Chair:   Saundra Ardrey, WKU


1.      Sarah Moeller and Omar Ali, Towson University, "Black Populism: African-American Female Political Leadership"

2.      Randall D. Swain, Morehead State, "Oral Tradition and Biblical Typologies: Biblical Typologies as Political Discourse By African-American Preachers"

3.      Bernadette Barton and Ric Caric, Morehead State, "Which Sex Killed Jesus?"

4.      Shondrah Tarress Nash, Morehead State, "The Changing of the Gods: Abused Christian Wives and their Hermeneutic Revision of Gender, Power, and Spousal Conduct"


Discussant:   Noelle N'Diaye, Morehead State

 

 

BREAK            11:45-12:00

 

SESSION VI:  12:00 – 1:30pm

 

Roundtable:  "Legislative Update: The 2006 Kentucky General Assembly" (Lunch Included)

Moderator:    Paul Blanchard, EKU       

Participants:   

Rep. Harry Moberly

Rep. Lonnie Napier

Rep. Don Pasley

Sen. Ed Worley    

 




 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact the following hotels for overnight reservations:

 

 

Hampton Inn
(859) 626-1002
I-75 Exit 87

1099 Barnes Mill Rd

Richmond, KY

Contact Roland

Confirm# 85330127

$ 64.00 plus tax

(drop date 2/18/06)  

 

Jameson Inn
(859) 623-0063

I-75 Exit 87

2006 Colby Taylor Drive
Richmond, KY

Contact  Mike

Refer to KPSA & Rate

$ 60.00 plus tax

 

 

Red Roof Inn
(859) 625-0084
I-75 Exit 90A

111 Bahama Court

Richmond, KY

Contact Ruth 

Refer to KPSA & Rate

$ 49.99 plus tax

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS TO THE PERKINS CONFERENCE CENTER

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

RICHMOND, KY  40475

 

The Perkins Conference Center is located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.

 

From the South: Take I-75 North to exit 87.  Make a right off of the exit ramp.  Go through eight (8) traffic lights (including the one at the exit ramp) and make a right onto Kit Carson Drive.  The Perkins Building is the second building on the right.  Parking is available behind the building.

 

From the North: Take I-75 South to exit 87.  Make a left off of the exit ramp.  Go through nine (9) traffic lights (including the one at the exit ramp) and make a right onto Kit Carson Drive.  The Perkins Building is the second building on the right.  Parking is available behind the building.

 

 

 

 

 

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KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATON PRE-REGISTRATION (Please return by February 22, 2006)

 

Registration Information:                                                                                   Fees (Make checks payable to KPSA)

 

Name:________________________________________________                   _____   20.00  Registration and KPSA Dues

                                                                                               

Address:______________________________________________                   _____     8.50  Student Registration

                                                                                               

College:______________________________________________                    _____   45.00  Registration and dinner

 

Phone:  ______________________________________________                   _____   33.50  Student registration and dinner

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            _____   25.00  Guest Dinner only

 

Detach and mail this portion with your check to: Dr. Joe Gershtenson, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Government, 113 McCreary Hall, 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY  40475-3102.