Panel 1: Electoral Connection 40 Years Later
"The Electoral Connection, Then and Now"
Author: Gary C. Jacobson
Discussant: Mark Mellman
"The Electoral Connection, Age 40"
Author: R. Douglas Arnold
Discussant: Charles Stewart III
"Legislative Parties in an Era of Alternating Majorities"
Author: Frances E. Lee
Discussant: Morris Fiorina
Panel 2: Parties, Procedures, and Policy-Making
"Majoritarian Tension and Institutionalization"
Author: Keith Krehbiel
Discussant: Richard Bensel
"Can Congress Govern in Polarized Times?"
Author: Sarah Binder
Discussant: Gregory Huber
Panel 3: Party Development / Party Factionalism over Time
"Where Measures Meet History: Party Polarization During the New Deal and Fair Deal"
Authors: Joshua D. Clinton, Ira Katznelson, and John S. Lapinski
Discussant: Rogers Smith
"Parties Within Parties: Parties, Factions, and Coordinated Politics, 1900-1980"
Authors: John Mark Hansen, Shigeo Hirano, and James M. Snyder Jr.
Discussant: Devin Caughey
Panel 4: Problem-Solving and the American Political System
"Can Congress Do Policy Analysis? The Politics of Problem Solving on Capitol Hill"
Authors: Eric Patashnik and Justin Peck
Discussant: Robert Lieberman
"Studying Contingency Systematically"
Authors: Katherine Levine Einstein and Jennifer Hochschild
Discussant: Stephen Skowronek
Panel 5: Electoral Security
"What Has Congress Done?"
Authors: Stephen Ansolabehere, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer
Discussant: Joshua D. Clinton
"A Baseline for Incumbency Effects"
Author: Christopher H. Achen
Discussant: Larry Bartels
"The Incumbency Advantage Revisited: How Measured? How Big? Has it Changed? What Consequences?"
Author: Robert S. Erikson
Discussant: Eleanor Powell