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					                                The 70th Annual Meeting
                        Pennsylvania Political Science Association
                                         (PPSA)

            “Faith, Politics, Culture: American Mixtures”
 Annual Conference of the Middle Atlantic American Studies Association
                               (MAASA)

                                          March 27-28, 2009

                                 PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

                                         FRIDAY, MARCH 27

                        Conference Registration

10:30-4:00              PPSA Registration
                        Hoover Center for Business, First Floor

4:00-7:00               MAASA Registration
                        Hoover Center for Business, First Floor


                        Board Meetings

11:00-12:00             PPSA Executive Council Meeting and Luncheon
                        Brossman Commons 200 (Tower Room)

3:00-4:00               MAASA Executive Board Meeting
                        Hoover Center 113


12:30-2:00              Panel Sessions I
A:      Political Theory: Individual and Collective
        Nicarry Hall 125

Chair: Donald Tannenbaum, Gettysburg College

Papers:
      Hugh Henry Brackenridge: Western Pennsylvania’s Founding Era Democratic Theorist
      Bruce Caswell, Rowan University


PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
        The Internal Division of the Modern Individual
        Sebastien Viguie r, Princeton University

        A Capable Theory of Equality and Opportunity
        Joshua Broady Preiss, Bucknell University

Discussant : W. Wesley McDonald, Elizabethtown College


B:      Public Policy
        Nicarry Hall 127

Chair: Kiku Huckle, Villanova University

Papers:
      The State against its Own Citizens? Comparing German-, Japanese-, and Muslim- American
      Experiences in Moments of National Crises in the United States
      Rumela Sen, Villanova University
      Robert Langran, Villanova Unive rsity

        DebateWatch or Not? Examining the Effectiveness of Campus-Wide Initiatives Promoting
        Political Engagement on College Campuses
        James Vike, Widener University
        Karen Rose, Widener University

Discussant : Kiku Huckle, Villanova University


C:      Comparative Politics I
        Nicarry Hall 129

Chair: Andre w Musila, Lock Haven Unive rsity

Papers:
      Fiscal Policies in Canadian Provinces: Convergence or Diverge nce?
      Oleg Kodolov, Kent State University

        Collaboration of NGOs and Local Governments in coping with Urban Poverty in Turkey
        Kemal Ozden, Fatih University, Turkey

        A Radical Change in Turkish Identity?
        Sammas Salur, Fatih University, Turkey

Discussants: Andre w Musila, Lock Haven Unive rsity
             Oya Ozkanca, Elizabethtown College



PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
D.      Unde rgraduate Research I: Campaigns and Elections I
        Nicarry Hall 201

Chair: Jean Wahl Harris, University of Scranton

Papers:
      Gapology Revisited: The Case of the 2008 Election
      David R Antonini, Slippery Rock Unive rsity
      Brian C Mueller, Slippery Rock University
      Seth T. Sykora-Bodie, Slippery Rock University

        Third Parties and their Role in American Presidential Politics
        Ryan McGregor, Slippery Rock University

        American Elections
        Alexandra Pugliese, Villanova Unve rsity

Discussant :    Jean Wahl Harris, University of Scranton



2:00-2:15       Break
                Hoover Center 1st Floor

                Sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs



2:15-3:45       Panel Sessions II
E:      State and Local Politics
        Nicarry Hall 125

Chair: John Kennedy, West Chester University

Papers:
      Four Factors Limiting the Potential of City-County Consolidation and Cooperation in York,
      Pennsylvania
      Joshua D. Ambrosius, University of Louisville

        Obstacles Faced by Young Candidates for State Legislative Seats
        Matt Miller, Slippery Rock University

        The Disenfranchisement of Black Pennsylvanians in the 1838 State Constitution: Racism,
        Politics, or Economics


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        David Latzko, Penn State-York

        The PA Dilemma: More Demands and Less Dollars
        David P. Sosar, King's College

Discussant :    Paula Holoviak, Kutztown University


F.      Law and Judicial Politics 1: Constitutional Law
        Nicarry Hall 127

Chair: Gerard J. Fitzpatrick, Ursinus College

Papers:
      Faith-Based Initiatives and First Amendment Jurisprudence
      Max Guirguis, Shephe rd Unive rsity

        Are Pennsylvania Electors Violating the PA State Constitution?
        Heather Frederick, Slippery Rock University
        with Tyler Heckathorn, Alex McNeill, and Ryan McGregor, Slippery Rock University

Discussant: Gerard J. Fitzpatrick, Ursinus College


G.      Unde rgraduate Research II: Comparative Politics
        Nicarry Hall 129

Chair: E. Brooke Harlowe, Lock Haven University

        Local Government Finance: A Comparative Analysis of Tax Structure in Europe
        Brian Gilbe rt, Susquehanna University

        Putin
        Julie Steinberg, University of Pennsylvania

        The Ethnic Origin of Democracy
        George Yin, Swarthmore College

        The Effect of Agents of Political Socialization on the Political Attitudes of Chinese and
        American Students
        Sarah Yarger, Elizabethtown College

Discussant : E. Brooke Harlowe, Lock Haven University




PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
H.      Unde rgraduate Research VII: Campaigns and Elections II
        Nicarry Hall 201

Chair: Stanley P. Berard, Lock Haven Unive rsity

Papers:
      Political Campaigns and Strategic Human Management
      Alicia Gardus, Lebanon Valley College

        Contract With Each Other: Nationalization as an Effective Strategy in the 1994 Congressional
        Election
        Alison Flukes, Villanova University

        The Last Democrat on Earth: A Ground View of the Obama Campaign in Central Pennsylvania
        Marty Santalucia, Penn State Harrisburg

Discussant :    Stanley P. Berard, Lock Haven Unive rsity



3:45-4:00       Break
                Hoover Center 1st Floor

                Sponsored by Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs


4:00-5:30       PPSA Plenary Roundtable: Race and Religion in the 2008 Elections
                Cos ponsored by PPSA Section on Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race, and Ethnicity
                Hoover Center 212

                Presenter:
                Scott Caspe r, Director, Office of Demographic Analysis, Democratic Caucus,
                       Pennsylvania House of Representatives

                Panelists:
                Michael Cassidy, Office of the Democratic Caucus Chairman, Pennsylvania House
                       of Representatives
                Jean Harris, University of Scranton and Chair PPSA Section on Gender, Sexual
                       Orientation, Race, and Ethnicity
                John Kennedy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania


5:30-5:45       PPSA Membership Business Meeting
                Hoover Center 212




PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
6:00-7:00       PPSA/MAASA Reception Hosted by Elizabethtown College
                Susquehanna Room, Myer Residence Hall

Remarks:        Todd Eachus, Majority Leade r, Pennsylvania House of Representatives


7:00-8:30       PPSA/MAASA Dinner
                Susquehanna Room, Myer Residence Hall

Welcome:        Dr. Theodore E. Long, President, Elizabethtown College

Keynote address:

                Culture Clash: Amish Conflicts with the State
                Donald B. Kraybill, Senior Fellow, Young Cente r for Anabaptist & Pietist Studies,
                       Elizabethtown College


9:00            After Dinner Happy Hours
                Holiday Inn Express –Rheems Exit Rt 283 & Cloverleaf Road

                Directions from Elizabethtown College: take Rt 230 East to left on Cloverleaf Road,
                Holiday Inn Express is on left just before the Rt 283 interchange




PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
                                       SATURDAY, MARCH 28

8:00-11:00              MAASA and PPSA Registration
                        Hoover Center for Business, First Floor

8:00-11:00              Continental Breakfast/Coffee
                        Hoover Center 110

                        Sponsored by TRIAD Strategies


8:30-10:00              Panel Sessions III/MAASA Session I
I.      American Government 1
        Nicarry Hall 127

Chair: Rob McMonagle, Neumann College

Papers:
      Deliberative Polling: Fostering an Engaged and Informed Public
      Melanie, Blumbe rg, California University of Pennsylvania
      David Argent, California University of Pennsylvania
      Susan Jasko, California University of Pennsylvania
      Elizabeth Jones, California Unive rsity of Pennsylvania
      Mary O'Connor, California University of Pennsylvania

        The Vanishing Pennsylvania Republican Voter: Examining the Decline in GOP Registration in
        the Commonwealth
        Christophe r Borick, Muhlenberg College
        Elisa Zaehringer, Lehigh University

        Explaining Aggregate Voter Turnout Rates – and Interest – in U.S. Presidential Elections
        Alyssa Mowitz, Franklin and Marshall College
        Stephen K. Medvic, Franklin and Marshall College

Discussant :    Samuel B. Hoff, Delaware State University


J.      Comparative Politics II
        Nicarry Hall 129

Chair: Andre w Miller, Wilkes University

Papers:
      Islam in Kenya’s 2007 Elections
      Andre w Musila, Lock Haven Unive rsity


PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
        Causes of Philippine Muslim Unrest
        Justin de Leon, Unive rsity of Central Florida

        Is There a Freedom Process?
        Jason S. Belcher, Unive rsity of Oklahoma

Discussant :    Andre w Miller, Wilkes University


K.      Unde rgraduate Student Research III: Constitutional Law and the Courts
        Nicarry Hall 125

Chair: Kyle Kreider, Wilkes Unive rsity

Papers:
      Supreme Court Decision Making: District of Columbia v Heller
      Meghan Engstrom, Elizabethtown College

        Gonzalez vs. Carhart: Inconsistency in the Commerce Clause
        Timothy Kissinger, Lebanon Valley College

        A Comparison between Socrates’ and Jesus’ Political Teachings
        Jessica Cooper, Bowie State University

Discussant :    Kyle Kreider, Wilkes Unive rsity


L.      Unde rgraduate Student Research IV: Presidency
        Hoover Center 114

Chair: E. Fletche r McClellan, Elizabethtown College

Papers:
      Neo-conservatism in the Bush Administration
      Charles McElwee, Lebanon Valley College

        Unilateral Actions and the Emerging Postmodern Presidency
        Bennett Grubbs, LeMoyne College

        The First Ladies: Their Roles and How They are Interpreted
        Kendra E Mundell, Slippery Rock University

        Gotcha! How Sex and Policy Scandals have affected the American Presidency and the Views of
        the Public
        Christophe r Klimowitz, Lebanon Valley College



PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
Discussant :    E. Fletche r McClellan, Elizabethtown College


        MAASA Panel 1. Exploring the Christian Right
        Hoover Center 211

Papers:
      Presidential Election 2008: Why and How the Democrats Court the Religious Vote
      Diana DePasquale, Rutgers University

        “A Continuing Survey of the Farce”: The New Pantagruel and the Carnivalesque Prophetic
        Tradition
        Matthew Stewart, University of Wyoming

        Exposing the “Christian Nation”: The Christian Right and the Metaphor of Fascism in
        Contemporary Reportage
        Chris R. Vials, SUNY Buffalo State College

Moderator:      Michael Barton, Penn State Harrisburg


        MAASA Panel 2. Race and Gender in Politics and Faith
        Hoover Center 213

Papers:
      Religion and Politics in Native American Fiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
      Louise Barnett, Rutgers University

        Betwixt and Between: The Ambiguous Space of Protestant Missionary Wives, 1820-1860
        Melanie Steimle, Penn State Harrisburg

        God Damn America: A Prophet’s Plea
        Christophe r House, University of Pittsburgh

        Southern Graces: Women, Faith, and the Quest for Social Justice in Jim Crow Memphis
        Ann Youngblood Mulhearn, Unive rsity of Tennessee-Martin

Moderator:      Yvonne Sims, Penn State Harrisburg




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       MAASA Panel 3. Religious Controversy!
       Hoover Center 214
Papers:
       Westboro Baptist Church versus American Media: What Public Response to Snyder v. Phelps
       Reveals about America’s Heteronationalism
       Rebecca Barrett-Fox, University of Kansas

        Red and Yellow, Black and White, Are They Precious in His Sight?: Biblical Justifications for
        Slavery
        Sylvia Kurtz, Huntingdon Area School District

        Scientology vs. Psychiatry in the Museum
        Jonathan Hansen, University of Iowa

        “Are you Gonna Come and Kill Me?”: Death and Deception at Mount Carmel
        Jenifer Bianchi, Unive rsity of Delaware

Moderator:      Craig Haas, Penn State Harrisburg


        MAASA Panel 4. Politics and Faith in Early Ame rica
        Hoover Center 215

Papers:
      American Political Dynasties: The Unintended Child of American Democracy
      Megan McGee, Penn State Harris burg

        “In an illegal, unprecedented manner”: The Persecution of the Quaker Community during the
        American Occupation of Revolutionary Philadelphia
        Stephanie Gilbert. Dickinson College

        The Pursuit of Faith and Government: William Penn and His Colonial System
        Christophe r Fritsch. Unive rsity of Oxford

Moderator:      John Haddad, Penn State Harris burg



10:00-10:30     Break
                Hoover Center 110

                Sponsored by Pennsylvania Legislative Office for Research Liaison (LORL)




PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
10:30-12:00             Panel Session IV/MAASA Session II
M.      New Tools for Teaching, Research, and Analysis: US, Comparative, Pennsylvania, and
        Metropolitan Databases
        Hoover Center 212

Chair: G. Terry Madonna, Franklin and Marshall College

Presenters:
       Policy Agendas
       Frank R. Baumgartner, Penn State University

        Comparative Agendas
        Frank R. Baumgartner, Penn State University

        Pennsylvania Policy Database Project
        Joseph P. McLaughlin, Te mple University

        Pennsylvania Votes (live tracking of Pa. legislation and roll calls)
        Joe Sterns, Commonwealth Foundation

        Innovation Clinic Database (innovations in U.S. metropolitan governance)
        David Y. Miller, University of Pittsburgh



        MAASA Panel 5. Unde rgraduate Roundtable
        Hoover Center 211

Papers:
      Adult Children of Alcoholics…Who Cares?
      Elizabeth Ann Halgash, Rutgers Unive rsity

        Abstinence Makes the Kids Rock Harder: The Jonas Brothers and Virginity Pledges
        Meghan Milligan, Temple Unive rsity

        Birth Control and the Reshaping of Sexuality and the Traditional American Family, 1960 to
        2000
        Nicole Polisano, La Salle University

        Appalachian Culture and Industrial Exploitation in the Gilded Age
        Ben Hoover, Penn State Harrisburg

Moderator:      Francis J. Ryan, La Salle University




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        MAASA Panel 6. Preserving German Culture by means of Religion in New Je rsey
        Hoover Center 213

        “Fellowship Deaconry, Liberty Corner, New Jersey.”
        (Panel includes a screening of the film followed by discussion)
        Angus Gillespie, Rutgers Unive rsity

Moderator:      Angus Gillespie, Rutgers Unive rsity


        MAASA Panel 7. War, Pacifis m, and Religion
        Hoover Center 214

Papers:
      Gender & Pacifism in an Anabaptist Context
      Beth Graybill, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society in Pennsylvania

        “A Sure Storm Will Follow Fine Weather and Vice Versa”: Mormon Soldiers in the Civil War
        Brant Ellsworth, Penn State Harrisburg

        Doves of a Different Feather. Mennonites and the Antiwar Movementk During Vietnam
        Holly Scott, American University

Moderator:      Charles Kupfer, Penn State Harrisburg


        MAASA Panel 8. Religious Contexts and their Consequences
        Hoover Center 215

Papers:
      More Human than Human: Battlestar Galactica’s Religious and Political Fields of Cultural
      Production
      James E. Siburt, Lancaster Theological Seminary

        Horace Mann and the Shadow of Calvinist Patriarchalism
        Matthew Backes, Rutgers University

        Presidential Church Membership and the President’s View of the Political/religious Nexus:
        Some Case Studies and Suggestions
        Jared Lobdell, Harrisburg Area Community College

        Sikhism and Sikhs in the United States
        Gurjit Singh and Harpreet Songh, Baba Banda Bahadur Engineering College

Moderator:      Carolyn Kitch, Temple University




PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
12:00-1:30              MAASA/PPSA Luncheon
                        Hoover Center 110

Remarks:                Angus Gillespie, Rutgers Unive rsity
                        President, Middle Atlantic American Studies Association


1:30-3:00               Panel Sessions V
N.      American Government II
        Hoover Center 211

Chair: James Benze, Washington and Jefferson College

Papers:
      Establishing a Sustainable Defense: The Defense Challenge of the Obama Administration
      Jeffrey A. Weber, East Stroudsburg University

        Bush, Obama and the March of Political Time
        E. Fletche r McClellan, Elizabethtown College

        Is Negativity Increasing as Time Goes By? Candidate Advertisements in the 2000, 2004, and
        2008 Presidential General Election Campaigns
        Sharon Sykora, Slippe ry Rock University

Discussant :    Daniel J. Mallinson, Villanova University


O.      Law and Judicial Politics II: Courts
        Hoover Center 213

Chair: Jean Wahl Harris, University of Scranton

Papers:
      Supreme Semiotics: Reading Race at the U.S. Supreme Court
      Paul Henry Hawkins, Union Institute and University

        Antitrust Legislation and Market Definition in the Healthcare Industry: Case Study Pittsburgh
        Daniel Inzinga and Jacquelyn Cully, Duquesne University

Discussant :    Jean Wahl Harris, University of Scranton



PPSA 2009 Preliminary Program--3/20/09 8:00 a.m. EDT
P.      Unde rgraduate Student Research V: The Policy Making Process
        Hoover Center 214

Chair: Stanley P. Berard, Lock Haven Unive rsity

Papers:
      Earmarks: Political Power or Liability?
      Brian Wharton, Lebanon Valley College

        Claiming Expertise and Authority: Think Tanks, Policy Space and American Political
        Development in the Twentieth Century
        Philip Rocco, University of Pennsylvania

        The Progressive Generation: Will Young Americans Support Universal Healthcare?
        Ashley Sweeney, Elizabethtown College

Discussant :    Stanley P. Berard, Lock Haven Unive rsity


Q.      Unde rgraduate Student Research VI: International Relations and Human Rights
        Hoover Center 215

Chair: Victoria Williams, Alve rnia University

Papers:
      The Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Darfur: How Effective is the United Nations?
      Jennifer Zielinski, Elizabethtown College

        Ukraine on the Edge: An Examination of Ukraine in the Ideological Division Between Russia
        and the West
        Lauren E Wilhelm, Slippery Rock Unive rsity

        Theorizing Global Stability: An Analysis of International Structure
        Maurice P. Rapp, Elizabethtown College

Discussant :    Victoria Williams, Alve rnia University




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