The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Dean Burnham Symposium

Fri, February 5, 2010 | BAT 5.108

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The J.J. Pickle Speaker Series in American Institutions and Public Policy has organized a Symposium for Department of Government Professor Emeritus Walter Dean Burnham. Burnham's contributions to the study of American elections and the changing electoral landscape is vast and will be explored and criticized in two panels. The event will mark the release of Burnham's new book, Voting in American Elections: The Shaping of the American Political Universe Since 1788.

The first panel, at 9:30 a.m., will discuss "Turnout and Electoral Change" and will feature Professors Daron Shaw, Benjamin Page, Tom Ferguson, and Government graduate student Adam Myers. The second panel, following lunch, will discuss "Electoral Realignment and Punctuated Change" and, in addition to Professors Page and Ferguson, will include Professor Bat Sparrow. Bryan Jones will chair both panels. Department Chair Gary Freeman will make introductory remarks.

Read more about Walter Dean Burnham here.

The Department of Government invites friends and colleagues to come explore the issues Burnham's work has been provoking for a generation.

View below a video recording of Dr. Burnham discussing his work on stasis and change in American politics, April 5, 2006.

Critical Realignments Revisited

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Sponsored by: Department of Government; J.J. Pickle Speaker Series in Public Policy and Political Institutions; Calvin Johnson-Andrews & Kurth Centennial Professor, UT School of Law

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