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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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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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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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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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AOPSSS #42 “Malaria Prevalence and Civil Conflict Locations in Sub-Saharan Africa”

In the forty-second AOPSSS session, Enze Han (The University of Hong Kong) presented his paper with Zifeng Wang (The University of Hong Kong) on the non-linear relationship between civil conflict location and malaria. Benjamin E. Bagozzi (Delaware), Kyosuke Kikuta (Osaka), Ore Koren (Indiana) and the public attendees offered excellent questions and comments.

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AOPSSS #41 “Attitude Extremity of Political Trust in Hong Kong”

In the forty-first AOPSSS session, Dan Chen (University of Richmond) presented her paper with Wenbin Li (South China University of Technology) on attitude extremity of political trust in Hong Kong. Cary Wu (York) and Jason Wu (Indiana) provided extensive comments on a range of empirical issues and public attendees provided many useful questions and comments too.

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AOPSSS #38 “Exposure to Election Fraud Research Undermines Confidence in Democracy”

In the thirty-eighth AOPSSS session, Inbok Rhee (KDI School of Public Policy and Management) presented a paper with John Seungmin Kuk (University of Oklahoma), Don S. Lee (University of Nottingham) about the extent to which claims of election fraud undermine public confidence in democracy. Sanghoon Kim (Illinois) and Woo Chang Kang (Korea University) provided very comments on a range of empirical issues and public attendees chimed in with many valuable comments.

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AOPSSS #37 “Propaganda as Protest Prevention: How Regime Labeling Deters Citizens from Protesting – Without Persuading Them”

In the thirty-seventh AOPSSS session, Handi Li (Emory) presented a paper with Daniel Arnon (Arizona) and Pearce Edwards (Emory), about how authoritarian regimes prevent protests. Yaoyao Dai (UNC, Charlotte), Lynette Ong (Toronto), Lauren Young (UC, Davis) provided very thoughtful remarks on a range and theoretical and empirical matters and public attendees chimed in with many valuable comments.

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AOPSSS #36 “The Erosion of Representational Ties and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Japan”

In the thirty-sixth AOPSSS session, Chris G. Pope (Kyoto Women’s University) presented a paper that examines the changing boundaries of governance in Japan to explain the rise of authoritarianism under former prime minister, Abe Shinzō. Rob Fahey (Waseda) and Jordan Hamzawi (UC, Davis) provided detailed comments on a range of issues and public attendees chimed in with many valuable comments.

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AOPSSS #35 “Nationalism and Shared Democratic Identity”

In the thirty-fifth AOPSSS session, Jiyoung Ko (Bates) presented a paper showing that citizens’ tendency to favor hawkish foreign policy upon stimulation of nationalistic sentiments vanishes when they are reminded that another country involved in a dispute is a democracy like their own country. Edward Hearn (Doshisha) and Paul McCartney (Towson) provided detailed comments on a range of issues and public attendees chimed in with many valuable comments.

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