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Sona Nadenichek Golder

Political Science Department, Pennsylvania State University

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Sona Nadenichek Golder
Department of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University
305 Pond Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
email: sgolder [at] psu [dot] edu
phone:(814) 867-4322
fax: (814) 863-8979
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Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Political Science, 2010 -.

Instructor, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection 2010 - 2013.

Visiting Researcher, University of Mannheim, Collaborative Research Center SFB 884, August - December 2012.

Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Department of Political Science, 2005- 2010.

Mentoring-Faculty-in-Residence, Summer Institute on the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM), UCLA, 2007.

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Political Science, 20042005.

 

VIM: Visions in Methodology Conference, May 2012

Organizer and host for 4th Annual Visions in Methodology Conference, a workshop for women in methodology.

 

Education

New York University
Ph.D 2004, M.A. 2001, in Political Science.
Dissertation: The Logic of Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation.
Committee: Alastair Smith (Chair), William Clark, Michael Gilligan, Jonathan Nagler, G. Bingham Powell.

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Certificate of Political Studies (1-year program), with Honors, 1996

University of Chicago
B.A. in Political Science, with General and Departmental Honors, 1993
University of Chicago Paris Program, 1991-2 (Paris X, University of Nanterre)

Other:

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models Institute, University of Michigan (Summer 2003)

 

Research

Publications

Books:

Principles of Comparative Politics. (2nd Edition) Washington D.C.: CQ Press. 2012 (1st Edition, 2009; Italian translation, 2011). (co-authored with William Roberts Clark and Matt Golder)

Textbook cover photo

The Logic of Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation. Ohio State University Press 2006.


 

Refereed Journals:

“Evaluating a Stochastic Model of Government Formation.” (co-authored with Matt Golder and David Siegel)
Journal of Politics
Forthcoming.

A New Approach to the Study of Parties Entering Government.”  (co-authored with Garrett Glasgow)
British Journal of Political Science Forthcoming.

Portfolio Allocation and the Vote of No Confidence.”  (co-authored with Jacquelyn A.Thomas)
British Journal of Political Science January 2014 (Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 29-39).
[paper] [replication materials]

“Monetary Institutions and the Political Survival of Democratic Leaders.”  (co-authored with William Roberts Clark and Paul Poast)
International Studies Quarterly September 2013 (Vol 57, No. 3, pp. 556-567).
[paper] [replication materials] [online appendix]

“Domestic Institutions and Credible Signals.”  (co-authored with Gary J. Uzonyi and Mark Souva)
International Studies Quarterly December 2012 (Vol 56, No 4, pp. 765-776).

[paper] [replication materials]

“New Empirical Strategies for the Study of Parliamentary Government Formation.” (co-authored with Garrett Glasgow and Matt Golder)
Political Analysis 20, No 2, pp. 248-270).
[paper] [replication materials]

“Modeling the Institutional Foundation of Parliamentary Government Formation.” (co-authored with Matt Golder and David Siegel)
Journal of Politics April 2012 (Vol 72, No. 2, pp 427 - 445).
[paper] [replication materials]

“Who "Wins"? Determining the Party of the Prime Minister.” (co-authored with Garrett Glasgow and Matt Golder)
American Journal of Political Science October 2011 (Vol 55, No. 4, pp. 937-954).
[paper] [replication materials] [online appendix]

Bargaining Delays in the Government Formation Process.
Comparative Political Studies January 2010 (Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 3-32).
[paper] [replication materials]

Measuring Government Duration and Stability in Central Eastern European Democracies. (co-authored with Courtenay R. Conrad)
European Journal of Political Research January 2010 (Vol 49, No. 1, pp. 119-150).
[paper] [appendix with data sources] [replication materials]

Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation in Parliamentary Democracies.
British Journal of Political Science March 2006 (Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 193-212).
[paper][replication materials]

Pre-Electoral Coalitions in Comparative Perspective: A Test of Existing Hypotheses.
Electoral Studies
, December 2005 (Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 643-63).
[paper][replication materials]

Fiscal Policy and the Democratic Process in the European Union.(co-authored with William Roberts Clark and Matt Golder)
European Union Politics, June 2002 (Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 205-30).
[paper][replication materials]

Under Review:

"Power and Politics: Insights from an Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game" (with William Clark and Matt Golder).

“Government Formation and Cabinets.” Invited submission for Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Wiley).

Grants Received:

“Making Electoral Democracy Work: Voters, Parties, and the Rules of the Game.” Co-PI on a grant proposal with André Blais et al. to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Canadian $2.5 million). Awarded 2008.

“Making Electoral Democracy Work: Voters, Parties, and the Rules of the Game.” Co-PI on a preliminary grant proposal with André Blais et al. to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Canadian $20,000). Awarded 2007.

“Evaluating Democratic Performance.” Co-PI on a grant to the Council on Research and Creativity at Florida State University ($125,000). Awarded 2006.

Current Research

Most of my current projects are related to the formation and duration of governments in both parliamentary and semi-presidential democracies. These include:

Other projects address representation and political institutions: (i) strategic versus issue voting (in French elections), and (ii) the link between electoral rules, candidate and party characteristics, and intentions to vote in European Parliament elections. These projects are with various co-authors from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project.

 

Teaching

Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

Graduate

Game Theory (PL SC 597B) (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
Political Institutions (PL SC 551) (Fall 2013)
Executive-Legislative Relations (PL SC 597B) (Spring 2014)

Undergraduate

European Politics and Government (PL SC 455) (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Fall 2013)
Elections and Electoral Systems (PL SC 83T) (Fall 2010)
Executive-Legislative Politics (PL SC 424) (Fall 2010, Fall 2011)
Introduction to Comparative Politics - Honors (PL SC 3U) (Spring 2012, Spring 2014)

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection

Graduate

Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (Summer 2010 - 2013)

Department of Political Science, Florida State University

Graduate

Game Theory (Spring 2008, Spring 2010)
Political Institutions (Spring 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009)

Executive-Legislative Politics: The Life Cycle of Governments (Spring 2010)

Undergraduate

European Politics and Government (CPO3103) (2006 - 2009)
Introduction to Comparative Political Science (CPO2002) (2006 - 2008)
Institutional Approaches to Democracies and Dictatorships (2006)
Social Sciences Honors Seminar (2006)
Directed Independent Study (French Politics) (2006)
Directed Independent Study (Comparative Political Research) (2007)

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Last edited: April 2014