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Ninth Annual Conference on State Politics and Policy
May 22-23, 2009
States in Transition:
Sponsored by the Political Science Department at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, the Political Science Department at Duke University, the State Politics Section of APSA, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly
Our theme, “States in Transition: Politics and Policy
in the Post-Bush Era” will bring together a broad range of
scholars doing research in all areas of state politics and policy.
scholars to consider how states have evolved and adapted in the 21st
century with an eye toward what may lay ahead. The Bush presidency
began with an unprecedented struggle in Florida. Events like 9/11,
Hurricane Katrina, and the Iraq War, and policy debates in the areas
of health care, the environment, immigration, and the No Child Left
Behind Act have forced states to adapt to new local and national
political realities. Finally, the 2008 Presidential context will
be fought out
in the states. Because all aspects of state politics and policy have
been affected by these events, we feel our theme is broadly inclusive.
The final program is now available. Last updated: 5/25/09
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REMINDER: Please submit your papers to your fellow panel participants and to Jon Winburn for uploading to the program by Wednesday, May 13th. Thanks!
Instructions for Panelists
For individuals presenting papers, please follow this link for more information: Paper Information
For individuals presenting posters, please follow this link for more information: Poster Information
For panel and poster chairs and discussants, please follow this link for more information: Chair/Discussant Information
Information for Saturday night
For those conference participants staying Saturday night, click here for more information.
On-line registration is now availalble.
PLEASE REGISTER BY APRIL 15!
Please follow this link to the complete the registration form
Travel and Hotel Information
You can find information regarding travel and hotel arrangements here. Please note you must register at the hotel 30 days prior to your arrival to get the conference rate.