University of Rochester

EVENT: Skalny luncheon seminar about legislative alignments in Russian Parliament

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Noon Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; reservations for lunch are requested by calling 275-9898 by Oct. 23.

October 5, 2007

Tanya Bagashka, a political science doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester, will explore the results of legislative coalitions in her seminar "Invisible Politics: Legislative Alignments in the 1996-1999 Russian Duma (Parliament)." Bagashka argues that the analysis of legislative voting on the basis of formal legislative parties is inadequate for countries with young party systems. In accounting for the possibility that institutional incentives might dominate party influence, Bagashka notes that the legislative coalitions in the 1996-1999 Duma cut across party lines, party preferences, and electoral incentives.

This event is co-sponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies and the Russian Studies Program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bozena Sobolewska at 275-9898.