Margaret Levi, Director, Chris Adolph, James Caporaso, Rachel Cichowski,
Anthony Gill, Ellis Goldberg, Victor Menaldo, Aseem Prakash, Susan Whiting
Mary Kay Gugerty
Edgar Kiser, Steve Pfaff, Katherine Stovel
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The Center for Comparative and Historical
Analysis of Organizations and States (CHAOS) at the University of
Washington is an interdisciplinary group of distinguished political
scientists, sociologists and economists with a shared interest in problems
of governance. We are committed to developing social science tools meant to
improve the capacities of states and organizations so that they better
serve all of their constituencies. What arrangements are best able to
resolve conflicts--ethnic, religious, racial, class? What best contribute
to economic growth? How can institutions be designed to encourage political
and social freedoms without endangering political stability? How can these
institutions be made fair, responsive and trustworthy from the perspective
of all they are meant to serve?
We ground our answers in an approach that
puts present problems in historical and comparative perspective. In order
to understand what is possible, we need to understand what has been tried
and failed--and why. We also must be able to theorize about paths not yet
considered or taken.
addition to the informal seminars held among the faculty members to report on
work-in-progress, CHAOS and Cambridge University Press have co-sponsored
the following workshops around penultimate drafts of book manuscripts by
major social science scholars.
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Kanchan Chandra, New York University, "Ethnic Diversity and
Stanford University, "Political Geography in the Shadow of the
Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, "Working
Globally? Multinational Production and Labor Rights."
Roger Petersen, MIT, "Understanding Western Intervention in
the Twenty-First Century: Rationality, Fear, and Loathing in the Western
and Frances Rosenbluth, "Gender and the economy: A comparative
institutional perspective on the family and gender inequality."
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Federico Estevez, and Beatriz Magaloni."Strategies
of Vote Buying: Poverty, Democracy, and Social Transfers in Mexico." Seattle Seminar at Yale
James Mahoney, Northwestern University, "Colonialism and Develpment: American in Comparative Perspective."
Stephen Hanson, University of Washington, "Ideology,
Uncertainty, and Democracy: Party Formation in the 3rd Republic France,
Weimar Germany and Post-Soviet Russia."
Murillo, Columbia University,
"Voice and Light: Political Competition and Partisanship in the Reform
of Latin American Public Utilities."
Pauline Jones-Luong and Erika Weintha, "Enriching the State: Resource Wealth,
Ownership Structure and Institutional Capacity."
Steven Wilkinson, Duke University, "Colonization, Democracy
Ken Roberts, Cornell University, "Changing Course:
Political Representation in Latin America's Neoliberal Era."
Chris Adolph, University of Washington, "The Dilemma of
Discretion: Career Ambitions and the Politics of Central Banking
Yale University, "Causes of Civil Wars."
Duke University, Guillermo Rosas,
Washington University, Liz Zechmeister, UC Davis, and Kirk Hawkins, Brigham Young
University, "Patterns of Party Competition in Latin America."
University of Michigan, "Party Competition and State
UCSD, and James Shinn,
"Explaining Corporate Governance Systems: the Role of Politics."
Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan, "Environmental
Politics and Institutional Choice: Forestry and Wildlife Policies in the
Pablo Spiller, Berkeley, and Mariano
Tomassi, San Andreas, "The
Institutional Foundations of Public Policy: A Transactions Approach with
Application to Argentina."
UCLA, "Decentralization, Governance, and Economic Performance."
Cornell University, "Rootless Cosmopolitans."
University of Minnesota, "From Santiago to Seattle: Transnational
Advocacy Networks Restructuring World Politics."
Torben Iversen, Harvard University, "Capitalism and
Welfare: The Political Economy of Social Protection."
Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University, "The Logic of Violence in
John Huber, Columbia University, and Charles Shipan,
University of Iowa, "Deliberate Discretion? The Institutional
Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy."