Conference program

Program of the 9th Annual CAP Conference Geneva, 27-29 June 2016

Uni Mail Building 

Day 1 – 27/06 – Monday


10:00 – 12:00


Data Book Project


Room MR060


13:30 – 14:00




Main lobby

14:00 – 16:00

First panel session


Panel 1: Framing

Room: MR030

Chair: Anke Tresch

Discussant: Rens Vliegenthart / Laura Morales

Cost of Ruling as a Game of Tones. News Framing and Incumbents Vote Loss Gunnar Thesen
It is not (only) what you say but how you say it: explaining framing mechanisms in 2011 and 2015 election campaigns in Switzerland Olga Litvyak
Under What Conditions Does Media Framing Influence U.S. Public Opinion on Immigration? Amber  E.  Boydstun,  Ross  Butters,  Noah Smith, Dallas Card, Justin Gross
Do parties frame policies in terms of owned issues? Parties’ policy position motivations in Voting Advice Applications in Belgium Jonas Lefevere, Julie Sevenans, Christophe Lesschaeve, Stefaan Walgrave 
Panel 2: Parliamentary interventions and parties

Room: MR030

Chair: Frédéric Varone

Discussant: Emiliano Grossmann / Tinette Schnatterer

When and why do MPs ask questions to the minister? A study of opposition behavior in the Danish parliament Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Rebecca Eissler, Peter B. Mortensen, Annelise Russell
Network Centrality and Agenda-Setting Power of MPs Manuel Fischer, Roy Gava, Pascal Sciarini, Frédéric Varone
Examining the Foundations of Legislative Speech: Constituency Links, Clientelism and Personal Attributes Alsper Bulut 
Panel 3: Agenda Dynamics I

Room: MR170

Chair: Anne Hardy

Discussant: Christian Breunig / Shaun Bevan

Policy  Dynamics  in  Hungary :  Testing  the Friction Hypothesis Miklos Sebok, David Heffler
Patterns of policy change in road safety and air pollution policies in Israel Ehud Segal
The  evolution  of  the  EU  policy  agenda : (in)congruence between political institutions Leticia Elias, Arco Timmermans
European  Mood  and  Partisan  Support  for European Integration Isabelle Guinaudeau, Simon Persico, Tinette Schnatterer 

16:00 – 16:30      Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00      Joint Plenary Session                                      MR060

Opening Lecture : Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) “Old vs. New Politics: The Transformation of the Political Space in Southern Europe in Times of Crisis”

18:30 – 19:30      Reception and welcome cocktail with the Geneva Chancellery at Hôtel de Ville

Day 2 – 28/06 – Tuesday


8:30 – 10:30        First panel session

Panel 3: Parties in the U.S.

Room: MR170

Chair: Jeroen Joly

Discussant: Bryan Jones / Gunnar Thesen

The Interplay of Macrohandling and Macropartisanship in the United States Amnon Cavari
The Agendas of U.S. Partisan Policy Elites, 2001-2014 E.J. Fagan
Individual legislative responsiveness and the Need for Orientation in the Florida House of Representatives Patrick   Merle,   Carol   Weissert,   Matthew Pietryka
Electoral Institutions  and Political Engagement on Issues Florence So
Panel 2: Austerity and economic crisis

Room: MR160

Chair: Pascal Sciarini

Discussant: Gerard Breeman / Peter Mortensen

Responsiveness during hard times: The Global Financial Crisis and banking reform Roy Gava, Oriol Sabaté, Laura Morales
Political Sophistication, Elite Rhetoric and Support for Austerity: A Cross-National Comparative Analysis Teresa Stanquist
Political attention and agenda-setting in Portugal (1995-2015) Ana Maria Belchior
Between contraction of agendas and issue expansion: The impact of the Euro crisis on parties’ issue attention Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Anna Palau, Enrico Borghetto 
Panel 3: Executive Speeches and Responsiveness

Room: MR170

Chair: Julie Sevenans

Discussant: Henrik Seeberg / Michelle Whyman

Policy Change and Institutional Responsiveness in Mexico: An application of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory in an Emerging Democracy Ana C. Aranda-Jan 
Presidents and their Policy Agendas : A Study of Multiple Tools Rebecca Eissler
Dynamic Agenda Representation in Comparative Perspective Shaun Bevan, Will Jennings
Secrecy and Executive Agenda-Setting: Preliminary findings from a dataset on declassified cabinet meetings in Croatia Daniela  Širinić,  Anka  Kekez,  Dario  Nikić Čakar

10:30 – 11:00               Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00               Second Panel Session 

Panel 1: Information processing by decision-makers

Room: MR030

Chair: Derek Epp

Discussant: Frank Baumgartner / Enrico Borghetto

Examining the Policy Consequences of Policy Makers’ Information Processing Peter B. Mortensen, Søren Kølbæk, Martin Bækgaard
Elites’ information processing and the quality of representation Stefaan Walgrave
Information       processing       in    politics:         How politicians make decisions Søren Kølbæk
Agenda Setting on Twitter : An Emerging Venue for Policy and Political Priorities Annelise Russell 
Panel 2: Interest Groups

Room: MR160

Chair: Patrick Merle

Discussant: Arco Timmermans

Gentlemen’s agreements? The banking industry in the shaping of Swiss financial regulation Roy Gava, Frédéric Varone
Organizing the Disadvantaged: Strategies of Coalition Formation Among Minority Interest Groups Maraam Dwidar
Explaining the link between interest groups and political parties in the parliamentary arena Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Luz Muñoz Márquez
Panel 3: Media and Politics

Room: MR170

Chair: Christoffer Green-Pedersen

Discussant: Amber Boydstun / Ana Belchior

Partisan moderators of the relationships between media agenda and parliamentary agenda in consensus democracies: Switzerland and the Netherlands compared Pascal Sciarini, Anke Tresch, Rens Vliegenthart
PMP  and  MPM.  How  political  and  media agendas mutually reinforce each other Julie Sevenans, Rens Vliegenthart, Anne Hardy
Mirror or Molder? Longitudinal Analysis of Political Agenda-Setting Power of Media in Croatia Daniela Širinić, Josip Šipić, Danijela Dolenec
Letting the Fox Guard the Henhouse. Introducing Live Television Coverage of Parliament’s Question Period Jeroen Joly, Kaspar Beelen 



13:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 16:00

Third Panel Session

Panel 1: European Union and National Agendas


Chair: Julia Fleischer

Discussant: Petya Alexandrova / Simon Persico

The Europeanization of parliamentary attention in and out of the European Union: France, Spain, the Netherlands and Switzerland compared Pascal Sciarini, Sylvain Brouard, Roy Gava, Julien Navarro, Ana Palau, Frédéric Varone, Rens Vliegenthart
The European agenda-setting dynamics of European police cooperation in the fight against transnational organized crime Agathe Piquet
Domestic Consequences of the Council Presidency – Pioneering and Agenda-Setting Roles Intertwined Daniela Beyer
Re-Reassessing Legitimacy in the European Union: The legislative power of the Commission, the Council, and the Parliament Andreu Casas
Panel 2: Agenda Dynamics II

Room: MR160

Chair: Frank Baumgartner

Discussant: Isabelle Guinaudeau / Will Jennings

The Dynamics of Policy Liberalism Derek Epp, Gregory Wolf
The Dynamics of Policy Change Christian Breunig, Samuel Workman, Martin Elff
Explaining Policy Punctuations Peter B. Mortensen, Carsten Jensen
The Great Broadening: Expansion and Complexity in Law Bryan Jones, Michelle Whyman, Sean Theriault
Panel 3: Government, Accountability and Party Popularity

Room: MR170

Chair: Isabelle Engeli

Discussant: Stefaan Walgrave / Anke Tresch

When is the government held to account by the voters? A cross-issue, cross-time study of the impact of real-world problems and opposition criticism in the UK Henrik Seeberg
How and why political parties engage in blame shifting strategies Laura Chaqués Bonafont
Party popularity, issue attention and tone Emiliano Grossman
Radical right in government? – The impact of Jobbik on the agenda of law-making (2010- 2014) Balázs Böcskei, Csaba Molnár

16:00 – 16:30      Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00      Joint Plenary Session                              MR060

        • Presentation of National Project: New Zealand/Australia (Rhonda Evans)
        • Roundtable: Innovations in Data Coding (Chair: Bryan Jones, with presentations by Andreu Casas, Matt Loftis/ Peter Mortensen, Guy Freedman)

19:30                    Conference Dinner at La Belotte, Chemin des Pêcheurs 11, 1222 Vesenaz

Day 3 – 29/06 – Wednesday


9:30 – 11:30        First panel session 

Panel 1: Protests and Courts

Room: MR030

Chair: Frédéric Varone

Discussant: Christoffer Green-Pedersen / Ana Palau

Protesting for Asylum.  How  the  interaction between signal, context and receiver determines the parliamentary agenda Rens Vliegenthart, Ruud Wouters, Julie Sevenans, Stefaan Walgrave
Contested  Agenda  Setting:  Challengers  and Incumbents in Grassroots Lobbying Arco Timmermans
Is  online  protest  effective?  The  impact  of offline and online protest against ACTA Luca Bernardi, Louisa Parks, Laura Morales
Converging Agendas? A Study of Issue Attention across the High Court of Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald Rhonda Evans, Maraam Dwidar 
Panel 2: Executive and Parliamentary Bureaucracy

Room: MR160

Chair: Roy Gava

Discussant: Laura Chaqués Bonafont / Annelise Russel

The World Does Revolve Around Them? Parliamentary Bureaucracy and the Legislative Agenda in Germany Julia Fleischer
Issue Salience, Bureaucratic Capacity, and Oversight Christian Breunig, Marco Radojevic, Tinette Schnatterer
The  Public Administration and the Policy Agenda Henrik Seeberg, Peter B. Mortensen, Martin Baekgaard
Intra-Institutional Policy Drift in the European Commission Petya Alexandrova
Panel 3: Gendered Agendas

Room: MR160

Chair: Alexandra Feddersen

Discussant: Isabelle Engeli

Are Minority-Party Women More Effective Legislators? A Comparative Analysis of the Florida and Pennsylvania Legislatures Teresa      Stanquist,        Kevin      Fahey,      Carol Weissert
The legislative activity of female legislators in the Hungarian Parliament Burteijn Zorigt
Issue Competition in Election Times: Parties’ Issue Strategies in Different Channels and their Media Coverage Caroline Dalmus, Regula Hänggli, Laurent Bernhard

 11:30 – 12:00      Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00      Closing Plenary Session                                   MR060

  • CAP Website (Rebecca Eissler)
  • Evaluation of the conference and planning of next meeting