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  1994-1995 Workshop Colloquia Presentations
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Listed below are the Colloquia presentations held during the 1994-1995 academic year, arranged by date of presentation. Click on the date to read the abstract. To request a full text copy of a paper, if it is available, send an email to workshop@indiana.edu specifying the author, date, and title. Please check the abstract for information about availability. 
September 12, 1994
Red triangleProfessor Vincent Ostrom, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Comparing African and European Experiences: The Place of Literate Vernacular Languages in Cultural Development."
September 19, 1994
Red triangle Professor Niklas Luhmann, Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Germanic Studies, Indiana University. "Theory of the Welfare State."
September 26, 1994
Red triangle Professor Thrainn Eggertsson, Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Property Rights, Economic Analysis and the Information Problem."
October 3, 1994
Red triangle Professor Roy Gardner, Department of Economics, Indiana University, and Professor Juergen Von Hagen, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University, and Center for Economic Policy Research, UK, and Department of Economics, University of Mannheim. "Voting over Budgets: Preliminary Experimental Results."
October 10, 1994
Red triangle Professor George J. Stolnitz, Population Institute, Indiana University. "A Generalized Cause-Effect Model for Linking Mortality Changes to Age Composition."
October 17, 1994
Red triangle Susan K. Laury, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University. "The Voluntary Contribution Mechanism: Provision of a Pure Public Good with Diminishing Marginal Returns." [co-authors James M. Walker and Arlington W. Williams, Department of Economics, Indiana University]
October 24, 1994
Red triangle Clark Gibson, Department of Political Science, Duke University, and Visiting Scientist at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "The Politics of Structural Choice in a One-party State: The Case of Wildlife Policy in Zambia."
October 31, 1994
Red triangle Andrew Herr, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University. "Appropriation Externalities in the Commons: Repetition, Time Dependence, and Group Size."[co-authors Roy Gardner and James M. Walker, Department of Economics, Indiana University]
November 7, 1994
Red triangle Professor Norbert L. Kerr, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University. "Does My Contribution Matter?: Efficacy and Providing Public Goods."
November 14, 1994
Red triangle Professor James M. Ferris, School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy."Organizing the Production of Public Services: Analyses of Local Government Contracting Decisions."
November 28, 1994
Red triangle Professor Hans Petter Saxi, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Bodþ College, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Reform and Organizational Development in Municipalities as Fashion?"
December 5, 1994
Red triangle Professor Alexander V. Obolonsky, Doctor of Law and Political Science, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of State and Law Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Reflections on the Meaning of Russian Experience."
January 16, 1995
Red triangle Professor John T. Williams, Department of Political Science and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and Brian K. Collins , Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, Indiana University. "Credible Commitment to Democratic Development." [co-author Mark G. Lichbach, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado]
January 23, 1995
Red triangle Professors Roy Gardner, Department of Economics and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Elinor Ostrom, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and James Walker, Department of Economics and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Majority Rule Voting as a Coordinating Mechanism: Behavior in a Common Pool Resource Setting Theoretical Issues and an Experimental Protocol."
January 30, 1995
Red triangle Dr. Charles J. Myers, School of Economics and Finance, Golden Gate University, and Visiting Scholar at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Toward Understanding Early U.S. National Debt Retirement: The Fiscal Sociology Approach."
February 6, 1995
Red triangle Dr. Wai Fung (Danny) Lam, Research Associate, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Technological Investments and Infrastructure Performance: Governing and Managing Irrigation Systems in Nepal."
February 13, 1995
Red triangle Andrew Herr, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University. "Water Markets: An Economical Approach to Snake River Salmon Recovery."
February 20, 1995
Red triangle Professor Leslie A. Real, Department of Biology, Indiana University. "The Evolution and the Ecology of Decision Making Under Uncertainty."
February 27, 1995
Red triangle Colloquium Presentation on TRUST
March 6, 1995
Red triangle Sue Crawford, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University. "Clergy as Local Policy Actors."
March 13, 1995
Red triangle Professor Barbara Allen, Department of Political Science, Carleton College. "The Puzzle of Gender in Liberal Theory."
March 20, 1995
Red triangle Professor David Guillet, Department of Anthropology, Catholic University of America. "Rethinking Legal Pluralism: Local Law and State Law in the Evolution of Water Property Rights in Northwestern Spain." [This session co-sponsored with the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT).]
March 27, 1995
Red triangle Professor Scott Atran, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Department of Anthropology, the University of Michigan. "The Commons Breakdown in Mayaland: Causes, Consequences and Critical Responses."
April 3, 1995
Red triangle Tjip Walker, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, Indiana University. "The Democratic Disciplines: Applying Institutional Analysis at the Macro-Level in Africa."
April 7, 1995
Red triangle Professor Rita Mae Kelly, School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University. "Gender, Institutions, and Affirmative Action: From Sex Differences to Gendered Organizational Analysis."
April 10, 1995
Red triangle Professor Zainal A. Mohamed, on sabbatical at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. "Some Facets of Organizational Restructuring in Government-Owned Enterprises in Malaysia: A Look at Eleven Diverse Enterprises."
April 17, 1995
Red triangle Professor Timothy N. Cason, Department of Economics, University of Southern California. "Laboratory Evaluations of EPA's Emission Trading Auction." [This session co-sponsored with the Department of Economics.]
April 24, 1995
Red triangle Professor Aleksandras Shtromas, Department of History and Political Science, Hillsdale College. "Unity in Diversity: How to Accommodate Various Ethnic and Religious Identities in a Universal World Order."

Red triangle Professor Vincent Ostrom, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, September 12, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Comparing African and European Experiences: The Place of Literate Vernacular Languages in Cultural Development." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Niklas Luhmann, Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Germanic Studies, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, September 19, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Theory of the Welfare State." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

NO PAPER FOR THIS SESSION.

  


Red triangle Professor Thrainn Eggertsson, Department of Economics and Business Administration, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, September 26, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Property Rights, Economic Analysis and the Information Problem." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Roy Gardner, Department of Economics, Indiana University, and Professor Juergen Von Hagen, Department of Business Economics and Public Policy, Indiana University, and Center for Economic Policy Research, UK, and Department of Economics, University of Mannheim, will be the speakers for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, October 3, 1994. Their presentation is entitled "Voting over Budgets: Preliminary Experimental Results." A summary of their presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of their handout prepared for the presentation is available.

  


Red triangle Professor George J. Stolnitz, Population Institute, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, October 10, 1994. His presentation is entitled "A Generalized Cause-Effect Model for Linking Mortality Changes to Age Composition." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Susan K. Laury, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, October 17, 1994. Her presentation is entitled "The Voluntary Contribution Mechanism: Provision of a Pure Public Good with Diminishing Marginal Returns." An abstract of her paper [co-authors James M. Walker and Arlington W. Williams, Department of Economics, Indiana University] is provided below.

 

A copy of her paper is available.

  


Red triangle Clark Gibson, Department of Political Science, Duke University, and Visiting Scientist at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, October 24, 1994. His presentation is entitled "The Politics of Structural Choice in a One-party State: The Case of Wildlife Policy in Zambia." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Andrew Herr, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, October 31, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Appropriation Externalities in the Commons: Repetition, Time Dependence, and Group Size." An abstract of his paper [co-authors Roy Gardner and James M. Walker, Department of Economics, Indiana University] is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Norbert L. Kerr, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, November 7, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Does My Contribution Matter?: Efficacy and Providing Public Goods." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of his handout prepared for the presentation is available.

  


Red triangle Professor James M. Ferris, School of Public Administration, University of Southern California, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, November 14, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Organizing the Production of Public Services: Analyses of Local Government Contracting Decisions." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of his handout prepared for the presentation is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Hans Petter Saxi, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Bodþ College, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, November 28, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Reform and Organizational Development in Municipalities as Fashion?" An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Alexander V. Obolonsky, Doctor of Law and Political Science, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of State and Law Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and Visiting Research Associate at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, December 5, 1994. His presentation is entitled "Reflections on the Meaning of Russian Experience." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper "Mechanics of the Power Machinery of the Soviet Regime" is available. This paper covers only part of the historical fragment of general dynamics that will be discussed during the presentation and is the tenth chapter of his book entitled Drama of Russian Political History: The System Against Personality.  
Red triangle Professor John T. Williams, Department of Political Science and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, and Brian K. Collins , Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, Indiana University, will be the speakers for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, January 16, 1995. Their presentation is entitled "Credible Commitment to Democratic Development." An abstract of their paper [co-author Mark G. Lichbach, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado] is provided below.

 

A copy of their paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professors Roy Gardner, Department of Economics and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Elinor Ostrom, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, and James Walker, Department of Economics and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speakers for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, January 23, 1995. Their presentation is entitled "Majority Rule Voting as a Coordinating Mechanism: Behavior in a Common Pool Resource Setting Theoretical Issues and an Experimental Protocol." A synopsis of their presentation is provided below.

 

NO PAPER FOR THIS SESSION.

  


Red triangle Dr. Charles J. Myers, School of Economics and Finance, Golden Gate University, and Visiting Scholar at the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, January 30, 1995. His presentation is entitled "Toward Understanding Early U.S. National Debt Retirement: The Fiscal Sociology Approach." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Dr. Wai Fung (Danny) Lam, Research Associate, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, February 6, 1995. His presentation is entitled "Technological Investments and Infrastructure Performance: Governing and Managing Irrigation Systems in Nepal." An abstract of his paper is provided below. A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Andrew Herr, Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, February 13, 1995. His presentation is entitled "Water Markets: An Economical Approach to Snake River Salmon Recovery." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Leslie A. Real, Department of Biology, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, February 20, 1995. His presentation is entitled "The Evolution and the Ecology of Decision Making Under Uncertainty." A synopsis of his presentation is provided below.

 

As background material for his presentation and discussion, a copy of his article "Animal Choice Behavior and the Evolution of Cognitive Architecture" [SCIENCE 253 (1991): 980-86] is available.

  


Red triangle Colloquium Presentation on TRUST

 We are honored to have the following distinguished scholars visiting the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis on February 27 and 28 to participate in a small planning session for future empirical research on the concept of Trust:

 

Instead of having one person present a paper at our regular, noon colloquium on Monday, February 27, 1995, each of our visitors will provide a short overview of their recent research prior to a period of open discussion.

 NO PAPER FOR THIS SESSION.

  


Red triangle Sue Crawford, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science and Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, March 6, 1995. Her presentation is entitled "Clergy as Local Policy Actors." A synopsis of her presentation and an abstract of her paper are provided below.

 

A copy of her paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Barbara Allen, Department of Political Science, Carleton College, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, March 13, 1995. Her presentation is entitled "The Puzzle of Gender in Liberal Theory." An abstract of her paper is provided below.

 

Several puzzles emerge from the liberal models of citizen and community, assent and authority. As many contemporary policy initiatives attest, these theoretical puzzles show up as practical conflicts, signaling tensions between private and public domains, and between liberty and equality. The theoretical source of liberalism's puzzles is often the contemporary construction of an abstract "individual" whose interests are aggregated and coordinated to form community. Nowhere do the problems of this theoretical view of the individual become more clear than in an analysis of gender. The abstract actors playing a role in these puzzles bear rights and pursue interests, but have neither transcendent meaning nor physical bodies. Yet, the real citizen is not an abstraction, but is a gendered being--a biologically differentiated, emotional, and, for many theorists, a spiritual being. As an issue in contemporary politics, gender is not an artifact of our wills to be handled by increasingly clever institutional designs. Rather, it is a natural fact that liberal theory has made into a subject of study in a new way. Liberal theorists have faced or ignored this puzzle of theory, practice, and policy at each stage of their analyses: from their "state of nature" arguments, to their justifications for social control, through their actual observations of women and men in politics, to their social engineering strategies for analyzing the meaning of biological differences.
Writing in the nineteenth century, J. S. Mill and Alexis de Tocqueville faced the issue of gender in theory and in practical politics. Although contemporary scholars may prefer Mill's conceptualization of contracts between and among free and equal, essentially genderless partners over Tocqueville's analysis and conclusions of separate, but equal spheres, this paper will argue that Tocqueville had the far more profound analysis, one that recognized the importance of biological difference in conceptualizing community. It is this difference that poses a dilemma for liberal theory and perhaps prevents it from solving its own puzzle of women and contemporary politics.A copy of her paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor David Guillet, Department of Anthropology, Catholic University of America, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, March 20, 1995. [This session co-sponsored with the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT).] His presentation is entitled "Rethinking Legal Pluralism: Local Law and State Law in the Evolution of Water Property Rights in Northwestern Spain." A abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Scott Atran, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Department of Anthropology, the University of Michigan, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, March 27, 1995. His presentation is entitled "The Commons Breakdown in Mayaland: Causes, Consequences and Critical Responses." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Tjip Walker, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, April 3, 1995. His presentation is entitled "The Democratic Disciplines: Applying Institutional Analysis at the Macro-Level in Africa." A summary of his presentation is provided below.

 

One of the final products of this effort, DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE AND SECTORIAL WORK: TOWARD PROGRAMMATIC INTEGRATION, is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Rita Mae Kelly, School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Friday, April 7, 1995. Her presentation is entitled "Gender, Institutions, and Affirmative Action: From Sex Differences to Gendered Organizational Analysis." A synopsis of her presentation is provided below. NO PAPER FOR THIS SESSION.

  


Red triangle Professor Zainal A. Mohamed, on sabbatical at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, April 10, 1995. He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia and is currently doing research on organizational transformation. He teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship and active executive trainer in ASEAN region. His presentation is entitled "Some Facets of Organizational Restructuring in Government-Owned Enterprises in Malaysia: A Look at Eleven Diverse Enterprises." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his handout prepared for his presentation and a two-page summary of his paper is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Timothy N. Cason, Department of Economics, University of Southern California, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, April 17, 1995. [This session co-sponsored with the Department of Economics.] His presentation is entitled "Laboratory Evaluations of EPA's Emission Trading Auction." A synopsis of his presentation is provided below.

 

As background material for his presentation and discussion, a copy of his article "An Experimental Investigation of the Seller Incentives in EPA's Emission Trading Auction" [AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, September 1995, forthcoming] is available.

  


Red triangle Professor Aleksandras Shtromas, Department of History and Political Science, Hillsdale College, will be the speaker for the Workshop Colloquium on Monday, April 24, 1995. His presentation is entitled "Unity in Diversity: How to Accommodate Various Ethnic and Religious Identities in a Universal World Order." An abstract of his paper is provided below.

 

A copy of his paper is available.
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