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comparative politics international relations

AOPSSS #9 “Through the Looking Glass: How Mainland Chinese see the Hong Kong Protests”

In our ninth AOPSSS session, Dimitar Gueorguiev (Syracuse) and Dongshu Liu (City University of Hong Kong). Their paper shows that protester violence has little impact on public opinion when protests are framed in terms of more radical, separatist agendas. [PaperSlidesMark R. Beissinger (Princeton), Graeme Robertson (UNC), and Sarah A. Soule (Stanford) provided in-depth, insightful comments on a variety of theoretical and conceptual issues. Other participants offered a range of suggestions about the research design. Looking forward to seeing this paper published and cited by the contentious politics community!

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international relations

AOPSSS #7 “Crafting International Apologies That Work: A Conjoint Analysis Approach”

In our seventh AOPSSS session, Shoko Kohama (Hokkaido University) presented her co-authored research with  Kazunori Inamasu (Kwansei-Gakuin University), Toshiyuki Himichi (Kochi University of Technology), Nobuhiro Mifune (Kochi University of Technology), Yohsuke Ohtsubo (Kobe University), and Atsushi Tago (Waseda University). Their paper examines what types of international apologies are more likely to be accepted. [PaperSlides] Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth) co-hosted and discussed along with Jonathan Chu (Penn), Risa Kitagawa (Northeastern), and Jennifer Lind (Dartmouth). The discussants offered a range of really thoughtful suggestions about framing, theory, and empirics. Other participants offered comments about the research design and external validity. Looking forward to seeing the next version of this cool, policy-relevant paper!

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international relations

AOPSSS #5 “Make Two Democracies and Call Me in the Morning: Endogenous Regime Type and the Democratic Peace”

In our fifth AOPSSS session, Daina Chiba (Essex) presented their provocative and exciting new paper with Erik Gartzke (UCSD) – “Make Two Democracies and Call Me in the Morning: Endogenous Regime Type and the Democratic Peace.” [PaperSlides] Kentaro Fukumoto (Gakushuin University), Azusa Katagiri (Nanyang Technological University), and Tore Wig (University of Oslo) offered a range of detailed comments that primarily focused on how to strengthen the papers empirical contribution, and other participants offered a range of comments on technical matters. Looking forward to seeing this paper published, as it’s sure to make a splash!

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elections international relations

AOPSSS #4 “How Repression Spreads Dissent: The Diffusion of Election Violence in India”

In our fourth AOPSSS session, Jun Koga Sudduth (University of Strathclyde) presented her ambitious new paper with Max Gallop (University of Strathclyde) – “How Repression Spreads Dissent: The Diffusion of Election Violence in India.” [PaperSlidesNaoki Egami (Columbia), Edward Goldring (USC), and Howard Liu (Essex) provided constructive comments that primarily focused on how to best contextualize the paper’s theoretical and empirical contributions, and the other session participants offered a range of other suggestions. Looking forward to seeing the next version of this paper and, more broadly, where this research agenda leads!

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comparative politics international relations

AOPSSS #3: “Public Diplomacy Increases Foreign Public Approval: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis”

In the third AOPSSS session, Ben Goldsmith (ANU) presented his fascinating paper with Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth), and Kelly Matush (Texas Tech) – “Public Diplomacy Increases Foreign Public Approval: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis.” [PaperSlidesTyler Jost (Brown), Matt Malis (NYU), and Atsushi Tago (Waseda) offered detailed, well-considered excellent comments, and the other session participants chimed in with a number of empirical and theoretical suggestions. Best of luck to the authors as they finish preparing the paper for submission!

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comparative politics international relations

AOPSSS #2: “The Business of Immigration: Why Corporate and Mass Preferences Diverge”

In the second AOPSSS session, Rieko Kage (University of Tokyo) and presented her great new paper with Frances Rosenbluth (Yale University), and Seiki Tanaka (University of Groningen) – “The Business of Immigration: Why Corporate and Mass Preferences Diverge.” [PaperSlides] Charlotte Cavaille (Michigan), Kevin Cope (UVA), Alexander Kustov (Yale), Michael Strausz (TCU), and Yu Jin Woo (Waseda) provided excellent discussant comments, and the other session participants offered thoughtful feedback on a range of issues. We’re all looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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comparative politics international relations

AOPSSS #1: “Political Regimes and Refugee Entries: Motivations behind Refugees and Host Governments.”

In the first session of AOPSSS, Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku) and Yu Jin Woo (Waseda) presented their fascinating new paper “Political Regimes and Refugee Entries: Motivations behind Refugees and Host Governments.” [Slides] Loren Collingwood (UC, Riverside), Kevin Cope (UVA), and Adrian Shin (Colorado) offered excellent discussant comments, and the other session participants provided valuable feedback on a range of issues. We’re all looking forward to seeing the next version of the paper!

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