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Formerly the Western Social Science Association

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World Social Science Association

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Political Science

Sunday. 31 March, 2024 - Saturday. 06 April, 2024
Week 14
Wednesday. 03 April, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WSSA Welcoming Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

Thursday. 04 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

PS-01/LASC-01 Populisms in Europe and Latin America, between historical blocks and necropolitics

Chula Vista Boardroom

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: Ignacio Medina Núñez

 

Violencia política del gobierno mexicano (“necropolítica”), periodo neoliberal
   - Eva Guzman Guzman, Universidad de Guadalajara 
Ruptura y creación de un nuevo bloque histórico en México desde la perspectiva de Antonio Gramsci
   - Jorge de la Torre López, Universidad de Guadalajara 
Up and Downs of Populism: Comparing 2023 Elections in Poland and Turkey
   - Paul Kubicek, Oakland University
The Social Origins of Authoritarian Populism in Latin America:Current Situations in Brazil and Chile
   - James G. Linn Ph.D., Optimal Solutions in Healthcare and International Development & University of Valparaiso,Chile 
The ‘Battle for the Soul’ of America: How Joe Biden expanded American Exceptionalism
   - Braden Peterworth, University of Nebraska at Kearney

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

LASC-02/PS-02 LASCIC Keynote Roundtable 'Internacionalismos y Geopolíticas’

Chula Vista Boardroom

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Debra D. Andrist
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Affiliation: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Maria de los Angeles Flores, The University of Texas at El Paso

 

Moderator:

 

La Universidad de la Tierra, alternativa indigenista al capitalismo neoliberal
   - Jesus Ruiz Flores, Universidad de Guadalajara (Retired)
   - Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Campus Morelia, México

Ascenso de la internacional ultraderechista; reacciones de la Internacional Progresista y de la Internacional de la Rebeldía en América Latina y el Caribe
   -
Jaime A. Preciado Coronado, Universidad de Guadalajara

Friday. 05 April, 2024
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

Garden Terrace

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

WSSA President's Luncheon

Garden Terrace

This is a ticketed event.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

PS-03 (GD) Migration, Globalization and Social integration

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: Ernesto Sagás, Colorado State University

 

Rural Resettlement: Post-Migration Experiences of Afghan Refugees in a Rural US town and Local Political Support
   - Holly Oberle, Colorado Mesa University 
AFRICAN CULTURE AND ITS PERCEIVED TRANSMISSION CHALLENGES AMONG SOCIAL STUDIES LECTURERS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
   - ADEYEMI Oluremi Olubusuyi, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate 
Navigating the Belt and Road Dilemma in Today's Global Landscape
   - Mitchell Gallagher, Wayne State University 
   - Dishari Rakshit, Wayne State University 
Colorado's Latinxs and the New American West
   - Ernesto Sagás, Colorado State University 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

ABS-23 (PS, GD) Book Presentation - Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox

Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
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Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University

 

Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox
   - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University
   - Todd Hataley, Fleming College
   - Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria
   - Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

RAS-03 San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

WSSA Business Meeting

Frio

Attendees

WSSA Executive Council

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

PS-04 Roundtable - This IS American Democracy: Moving Forward after January 6th

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, St. Mary's University

 

This IS American Democracy: Moving Forward after January 6th
   -
Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, St. Mary's University
   - Arturo Vega, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
   - Janet Armitage, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
   - Patricia Jaramillo, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
   - Lesly Krome, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
   - Betsy Smith, Ph.D., St. Mary's University
   - Andrew J. Hill, J.D., St. Philip's College
   - Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill, Ph.D., FRSA, St. Mary's University

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

PS-05 Roundtable - Promoting Innovation and Good Writing in Political Science: The Lamb Prize

Chula Vista

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Chairperson: Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University

 

Promoting Innovation and Good Writing in Political Science: The Lamb Prize
   - Donna Lybecker, Idaho State University
   - Erika Allen Wolters, Oregon State University
   - Holly Oberle, Colorado Mesa University 
   -
Berton Lee Lamb, Negotiation Guidance Associates

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

AFIT - Keynote Speaker Dr. James Galbraith

Pecos

Dr. James K. Galbraith, Ph.D.

 

Inflation, Sanctions, Demography: Some practical applications of evolutionary and institutional economics.

 

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

 

Click Here for Dr. Galbraith's Bio

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Facebook Concert

Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

Saturday. 06 April, 2024
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM

PS-06 (RAS) Rural World. Economics, Policy & Leadership

Pecos

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: Peter Longo, University of Nebraska at Kearney

 

Seeking Constitutional Balance of Corporate Farming and the Family Farm
   - Samuel Schroeder, University of Nebraska at Kearney 
Community Reinvestment Act: Political Overview and Policy Considerations
   - Madison, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Mitigating Hunger: Lessons from Past Rural Leaders
   - Peter Longo, University of Nebraska Kearney 
   - James M. Scott, Texas Christian University
Analysis of Human Trafficking
   - Macy Bryant, University of Nebraska-Kearney 
Immigration, a pathway to mitigate the rural labor shortage
   - Brooke Thoendel, University of Nebraska at Kearney 

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM

PS-07 Breaking paradigms and making tough decisions

Pecos

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
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Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
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Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: James Katz, Missouri State University

 

The Patentability of Biotechnology: Policy Considerations
   - Peyton Luedders, University of Nebraska Kearney 
How is territory-based approach conceptualized in political science?
   - Jennifer Ponce Cori, University of Pittsburgh 
   - David Alarcon, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
The Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Are Real: It’s Time for Political Science to Pay Attention
   - James Kaatz, Missouri State University 

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

WSSA President’s Reception

Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes