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2015 - ASALH Centennial Annual Meeting and Conference Words: 134 words || 
1. Chambliss, Julian. "The Comic Book City: The Making, Re-Making, and Un-Making of the American City" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASALH Centennial Annual Meeting and Conference, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA, <Not Available>. 2019-03-24 <>
Publication Type: Abstract
Abstract: Metropolis: any large city or the chief; and sometimes capital city of a country, state, or region; or the mother city or parent state of a colony.

Gotham: journalistic shorthand for New York City or an English village, proverbial for the foolishness of its inhabitants.

While the definitions indicate broad urban experience, the comic book discourse linked to Metropolis and Gotham are informed and transformed by historic aspirations and apprehensions associated with city life in the United States. This paper explores the binary between triumph and failure associated with urbanism in superhero comic book narratives. More than the backdrop for fantastic adventures, Metropolis and Gotham are amalgamating fictive landscapes that act as spaces of emergent ideology continually reflecting splintered communal realities linked to conflicts linked to race, class, and gender in the city.

2006 - The Midwest Political Science Association Pages: 56 pages || Words: 14233 words || 
2. Haspel, Moshe., Remington, Thomas. and Smith, Steven. "Law Making and Decree Making in the Russian Federation: Time, Space, and Rules in Russian National Policy Making" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 20, 2006 <Not Available>. 2019-03-24 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: The 1993 Russian constitution created a hybrid presidential-parliamentary system in which the president has the power to initiate and veto legislation and to issue normative decrees. We identify three sets of influences on the use of these law-making and decree-making powers by the president and parliament: those stemming from basic constitutional constraints on the use of decree-making power; those associated with long-term and short-term temporal considerations; and the effect of change in the policy distance between the president and the Duma. These factors shape the strategic context in which the two presidents and four Dumas since 1993 have operated. On the basis of a comprehensive examination of the record of laws and decrees promulgated from 1994 through 2004, we evaluate and largely confirm these propositions. A case study of the use of law and decree in setting policy in the area of land ownership illustrates the interplay of these forces.

2011 - International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition" Words: 193 words || 
3. Kadercan, Burak. "Indivisibility and Conflict Revisited: How Indivisibility Makes for Peace and Divisibility Makes for War" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-03-24 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: How does the perceived indivisibility of territory affect the patterns of war between states? The conventional wisdom suggests that indivisibility increases the likelihood of conflict between states. However, analyzing the impacts of divisibility/indivisibility of territory on the patterns in war in the context of a rational bargaining framework reveals that indivisibility of territory in fact decreases the likelihood of territorial conflict among states but increases the risk of escalation of war once it breaks out; conversely, divisibility of territory increases the risk of war but decreases the risk that war will escalate once it erupts. Indivisibility of an issue, while making mid-war bargaining an extremely costly enterprise for the relevant parties, paradoxically creates incentives for the actors to prevent the pre-war bargaining processes from falling apart, thereby limiting the likelihood of conflict in the first place. In order to provide empirical support for this argument, I utilize the evidence on the patterns of territorial war in the modern state system since 1648 by building on the empirically-informed assumption that the rise of nationalism throughout the 19th century, due to the territory-related audience costs it created, has made territory more of an indivisible good.

2010 - AWP Annual Conference Words: 50 words || 
4. Thompson, Monique. "Making Home, Making Self: Women’s Stories of Home in Late Middle Age" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the AWP Annual Conference, Portland Marriott Waterfront Downtown, Portland, OR, <Not Available>. 2019-03-24 <>
Publication Type: Presentation
Abstract: Conceptualizing narratives of living space or “home” as an expression of identity, I analyzed women’s life narratives written at age 70 to investigate how stories of home reflect change and growth that result from the gains and losses unique to late middle age (e.g., empty nest, retirement, loss of partner).

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