“The Business of Immigration: Why Corporate and Mass Preferences Diverge” by Rieko Kage, Frances Rosenbluth, and Seiki Tanaka

Authors: Rieko Kage (University of Tokyo), Frances Rosenbluth (Yale University), and Seiki Tanaka (University of Groningen). Abstract: A large body of studies examines public attitudes toward immigration. But as is well known, policies respond as much to corporate preferences as to mass preferences. We conduct one of the first experimental surveys on corporate attitudes towards foreign […]

“Public Diplomacy Increases Foreign Public Approval: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis” by Ben Goldsmith, Yusaku Horiuchi, and Kelly Matush

Authors: Ben Goldsmith (ANU), Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth), and Kelly Matush (Texas Tech). Abstract: Although many governments invest significant resources to communicate directly with foreign publics, aiming to shape global affairs with “soft power” Nye (1990), we have little well-identified evidence that can tell us whether such “public diplomacy” campaigns are effective. In this research note, […]

“How Repression Spreads Dissent: The Diffusion of Election Violence in India” by Jun Koga Sudduth and Max Gallop

Jun Koga Sudduth (University of Strathclyde) and Max Gallop (University of Strathclyde). Abstract: How does political violence spread across a country during the electoral processes? Though a growing number of researchers have started to explore the causes of violence occurring in the electoral process, we know very little about how such electoral violence spreads from […]