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AOPSSS #33 “Subnational Ruling Party Institutionalization and Its Mitigation Effects on Corruption: A Case Study of China”

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In the thirty-third AOPSSS session, Kasey Rhee (Dartmouth) presented her new paper with me and Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth)  where she finds that diplomatic acts of goodwill by Russia do influence American foreign policy preferences, and decrease support for hostile measures against the country. Matthew A. Baum (Harvard), Timothy B. Gravelle (Survey Monkey), and Kelly Matush (Florida State) offered a range of really detailed comments. We’re very grateful for their careful read of our manuscript.

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AOPSSS #32 “Preferences for Government Concessions amid Protests: A Conjoint Experiment with Causal Interactions in Hong Kong”

In the thirty-second AOPSSS session, Hans H. Tung (National Taiwan University) presented his new paper with Ming-Jen Lin (National Taiwan University) that empirically tests at a micro-level Acemoglu and Robinson’s (2006) commitment problem thesis by conducting a conjoint experiment with causal interactions on protesters in Hong Kong’s recent anti-extradition movements. Milan Svolik (Yale), David Yang (Harvard), and Noam Yuchtman (LSE) offered a range of thoughtful theoretical comments. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #31 “Bounded Culture? The Concept of Culture and Its Relation to the Nation State”

In the thirty-first AOPSSS session, Plamen Akaliyski (Keio University) presented his new paper with Michael Harris Bond (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Christian Welzel (Leuphana University)  that explains the emergence of nation states as cultures. John Berry (Queen’s) and Adam Komisarof (Keio University) provided a range of thoughtful conceptual comments. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #30 “Figurines and Doyennes: The Selection of Female Ministers in Autocracies and Democracies”

In the thirtieth AOPSSS session, Hikaru Yamagishi (Yale) presented her new paper with Stuart Bramwell (Oxford) and  Jacob Nyrup (Oxford) that shows how democracy promotes women’s access into the highest echelons of power. We were all lucky to hear Karen Beckwith (Case Western), Susan Franceschet (Calgary), Malliga Och (Idaho State), and Sona Golder (Penn State) offer incisive comments about the paper. The public audience also offered a ton of helpful remarks. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #29 “Tactical Choices of Moderate Violence and the Escalation of Nonviolent Movements”

In the twenty-ninth AOPSSS session, Pui Fung Law (HKUST) and Myunghee Lee (University of Missouri) presented their new paper on why protesters embrace violent tactics. Minh Trinh (MIT) provided really incisive comments about the paper and the audience offered a ton of helpful remarks. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #28 “Why Geographically-Targeted Spending Under Closed-List Proportional Representation Favors Marginal Districts”

In the twenty-eighth AOPSSS session, Amy Catalinac (NYU) & Lucia Motolinia (NYU) presented their new paper showing governing parties steer geographically-targeted spending toward marginal districts under CLPR. Gary Cox (Stanford), Matt Golder (Penn State), and Kenneth Mori McElwain (University of Tokyo) offered detailed comments about a range of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #27 “A Warning from Above: Why Authoritarian Anti-Protest Propaganda Works”

In the twenty-seventh AOPSSS session, Mai Truong (University of Arizona) & Minh Trinh (MIT) presented their new paper showing that anti-protest propaganda deters support for protests by influencing the audience’s beliefs about government’s intention and capacity much more than it does by shaping their perception of the protesters’ legitimacy. Chen Xi (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Peter Lorentzen (University of San Francisco) offered detailed comments about a range of theoretical and conceptual issues. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #26 “Open to Authoritarian Nostalgia? Personality, Identity, and the Politics of Authoritarian Nostalgia”

In the twenty-sixth AOPSSS session, Sanghoon Kim (University of Illinois) presented his new paper on authoritarian nostalgia. Matt Baldwin (Florida), Aram Hur (Missouri), and Yuko Sato (Missouri and Tulane), and Elaine Yao (Princeton) offered detailed comments about a range of theoretical and empirical issues. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #25 “Environmental Protection after Civil War: A Difference-in-Geographic-Discontinuity Approach”

In the twenty-fifth AOPSSS session, Kyosuke Kikuta (Osaka University) presented his new paper with Yuta Kamahara (Yokohama National University) on how the introduction of independent monitoring mechanisms can make environmental regulations effective even in a post-conflict country. Luke Keele (Pennsylvania) and Renard Sexton (Emory) offered detailed comments about the data and research design. Looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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AOPSSS #24 “The Wages of Containment: State-Building, American Grand Strategy, and the Cold War in Europe and East Asia”

In our twenty-fourth AOPSSS session, co-organized with the Cambridge University Press Taiwan Studies Series, James Lee (UCSD) presented his new book on how the international politics of the Cold War affected the United States’ strategy toward state-building in Europe and East Asia after the Second World War. Sheena Greitens (University of Texas, Austin), Koji Kagotani (Osaka University of Economics), Jeehye Kim (British Columbia) and Hans H. Tung (National Taiwan University) offered thoughtful comments on the theoretical argument and cases. Looking forward to seeing the book out in print!

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