Collegium Helveticum
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Workshop

Politics in Proximity
On Inequality and Local Governance

Informations

Venue & accessibility info: Rudolf Wolf Room, Collegium Helveticum

This event is aimed at an interested professional audience. We have a few places available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact the organizer.

In this workshop, the participants explore links between socio-economic inequality and local politics in Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, and the US. They probe how electoral institutions affect the socio-economic composition of local government, and how the relative affluence of elected officials influences economic policymaking. Moving further, the political drivers of spatial inequality, i.e. segregation, as well as the consequences thereof for voter behavior will be evaluated.

Program

09:00

Opening and welcome remarks

09:15

The Political Origins of Slum Growth and Segregation in Urban Brazil

Alice Xu (Presenter)
University of Pennsylvania, US
 
Nicolas Büttner (Discussant)
ETH Zurich, CH

10:15

Can Disproportionality Help the Worker?
Hierarchical Class Sorting and Formula Effects in Local Elections

Ari Ray (Presenter)
Collegium Helveticum, CH
 
Sergio Galletta (Discussant)
ETH Zurich, CH  

11:15

Coffee break

12:00

Representation and Revenue in American Cities

Patricia Kirkland (Presenter)
Princeton University, US
 
David Kaufmann (Discussant)
ETH Zurich, CH

13:00

Lunch break

14:30

Inequality or Spatial Segregation?
How Local Inequality affects Political Participation

Elena Lutz  (Presenter)
ETH Zurich, CH
 
Enea Baselgia (Discussant)
ETH Zurich, CH

15:30

Coffee break

16:00

Districting Without Parties
How City Council Maps Increase Minority Representation

Asya Magazinnik (Presenter)
Hertie School, DE
 
Elliott Ash (Discussant)
ETH Zurich, CH

17:00

Closing remarks

Followed by a small reception with drinks and snacks.

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