2000 Summer Camp for Political Party Research
Northwestern University


In mid-January 2000, the Provost's Office at Northwestern University announced funds "to increase the involvement of undergraduates in the scholarly/creative work of faculty." In March, Provost Lawrence Dumas agreed to support a "Summer Camp for Political Party Research." It would employ from five to ten undergraduates for eight weeks to develop a website for cross-national analysis of political parties.

Students interested in applying for the Summer Camp had to enroll in a Pass/Fail Tutorial on Political Party Research during the Spring Quarter. It was intended to instruct students in the method and substance of the study and to help them decide whether they wished to commit for 30 hours of work over eight weeks during the summer.

Of the seventeen students who enrolled in the tutorial, nine elected to participate in the Summer Camp. Three graduate students also committed to roles in the project. All twelve participants are listed below in alphabetical order along with the contributions they made.

Student Name
Countries

Scanned 1950-1962 bibliography

Student Status/ Class

Converted 1950-62 party data for website

Wrote essay on party politics 1963-2000

Compiled electoral data


Other contributions to ICPP 2000

Allan, Kimberly A.

2002

Ireland

Germany-West

Germany-East

Dominican Rep.

Bell, Chad E.

2001

United States

Proposed creating text files for 1980 book chapters to download and print more easily than from the web.

India

Greece

El Salvador

Corstange, Daniel M.

2000

Denmark

Guatemala

Danilkina, Irina

2001

Sweden

Turkey

Ellis, Laura K.

2002

United States

scanned text for OCR and created all party politics web pages; devised html find/replace routines

Australia

Faber, Michael J.

2002

New Zealand

Iceland

Netherlands

Portugal

Hungary

USSR

Guinea

Falleti, Tulia

graduate

U. K.

Graubart, Noah C.

2001

Austria

Devised DeltaGraph file format for party seats and votes1950 to 2000

Luxembourg

Hu, He (Helen)

graduate

Burma

Coded the Chinese Communist Party in the 1990s to add to the data set

Cambodia

Indonesia

Malaya

North Korea

Orsini, Christina

2001

Canada

converted original descriptions of variable codes to web format

Peru

Nystrom, Christina

graduate

Dahomey

Ghana

Kenya

Uganda

Sanderson, Kathryn B.

2001

Ecuador

Uruguay

Venezuela

Albania