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comparative politics

AOPSSS #52 “Seeking Alliances: Which Movements are Willing to Build Coalitions with Prodemocracy Advocates?”

In the fifty-second AOPSSS session, Mai Truong (Arizona) presented her project on public support towards such cross-movement coalitions. Timothy M. Frye (Columbia) and Henry Thomson (Arizona State) provided many helpful comments.

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American politics

AOPSSS #51 “Party Identification and Social Relationship: Exploring the Causal Mechanisms”

In the fifty-first AOPSSS session, Ikuma Ogura (Georgetown) pesented his paper that decomposes the mechanisms lying behind partisanship and social relationships empirically. Matthew Blackwell (Harvard), Andrew Engelhardt (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Yphtach Lelkes (University of Pennsylvania), and Alexander Theodoridis (UMass) offered a wide variety of very helpful comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #50 “Understanding the Anti-Extradition Law Movement: Grievances and Post-materialism in Hong Kong Protests”

In the fiftieth AOPSSS session, Theodore Charm (Texas) presented his paper showing that grievances towards the government and post-materialist values interact to increase Hongkongers’ propensity to protest. Edmund Cheng (City University of Hong Kong), Tak-Wing Ngo (University of Macau), and Samson Yuen (Hong Kong Baptist University) provided a range of extremely helpful comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #49 “(Un)muting the Fire Alarm: Impact of the Establishment of Appellate Courts on Land Dispute Resolution in China”

In the forty-ninth AOPSSS session, Siyun Jiang (Texas) presented her paper illustrating that the establishment of appellate courts in China didn’t increase the percentage of pro-citizen ruling in court, but it made upper-level bureaucrats more likely to acknowledge lower-level bureaucrats’ misdeeds. Mary Gallagher (Michigan) and Wanlin Lin (University of Hong Kong) provided a range of extremely helpful comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #48 “Policing and Gendered Cases in India”

In the forty-eighth AOPSSS session, Nirvikar Jassal (Stanford) presented his paper illustrating the patterns of exclusion faced by women in law enforcement. Rob Blair (Brown), David Dow (Duke), and Sarah Khan (Yale) provided detailed conceptual and empirical comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #47 “Land Taking, Windfall Revenue, and Social Unrest: Evidence from China”

In the forty-seventh AOPSSS session, Xiaobo Lü (UT), Lynette Ong (Toronto), and Wenhui Yang (UT) presented their paper showing that Chinese cities with fewer land revenues are more likely to experience unrest. Edmund Malesky (Duke) and Jan Pierskalla (OSU) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #46 “Legislators’ Sentiment Analysis Supervised by Legislators”

In the forty-sixth AOPSSS session, Kentaro Fukumoto (Gakushuin University) presented his paper with Akitaka Matsuo (Essex) on a new method to exploit closing debates on a bill, where legislators themselves label their speech pro or con. Ludovic Rheault (Toronto) and Arthur Spirling (NYU) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.

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American politics

AOPSSS #45 “Understanding Perceptions of Asian-ness and Group Membership among Asian Americans”

In the forty-fifth AOPSSS session, Jennifer Wu (Yale) presented her paper on how perceptions of Asian-ness – specifically, whether some national origin groups are perceived as being “more” or “less” Asian – influences subsequent perceptions and preferences around the descriptive representativeness of Asian politicians. Nathan K. Chan (UC, Irvine), Edward T. Chang (UC, Riverside), Natalie Masuoka (UCLA), and Sara Sadhwani (Pomona College) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.

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comparative politics

AOPSSS #44 “Appease Workers without Losses: Autocracy and Progressive Labor Regulations”

In the forty-fourth AOPSSS session, Hsu Yumin Wang (Emory) presented his paper how the effect the positive effect of economic inequality on labor regulations changes in autocracies when judicial effectiveness is low. Paul Schuler (Arizona) and Manfred Elfström (UBC, Okanagan) provided excellent comments.

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international relations

AOPSSS #43 “North Korea’s Rational Threat-Making: Using Propaganda to Understand North Korean Threat Perception”

In the forty-third AOPSSS session, Lauren Sukin (Stanford) presented her paper on how North Korea systematically issues threats to its adversaries when it faces concrete challenges to its physical security or to the legitimacy of its sovereignty. Daina Chiba (Kobe), Steven Denney (Toronto), Minh Trinh (MIT), and Taehee Whang (Yonsei) provided detailed comments and the public attendees offered excellent questions and suggestions.