Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2021 Winter International Workshop

Authoritarian Governance:
Institutions and Strategies

 


December 8–10, 2021
Venue: Online with Zoom (Hosted by the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center [SRC], Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)
Language: English
in Japanese --->        Past Symposia --->    

Please register by December 6

 Program

 December 8 (Wed.)
   
9:50–10:00 (GMT+9) Opening Remarks
  Tomohiko Uyama (SRC)
Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku University)
10:00–12:00 (GMT+9)

Session 1. Informal Politics and Governability in Authoritarian Regimes: Russia

Papers:

David Szakonyi (George Washington University)

  “Hidden Earnings in an Authoritarian Parliament: Evidence from Russia”

Masatomo Torikai (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science / Keio University), Evgenia Olimpieva (University of Chicago)

  “Who Goes to Jail and Who Stays in Office? Elite Competition and Criminal Investigation of Mayors in Russia”

Discussant:

Natalia Forrat (University of Michigan)

Chair:

Manabu Sengoku (SRC)

 
 
 December 9 (Thu.)

16:30–18:30 (GMT+9)

Session 2. Between State and Society in the Developing World: The Middle East and Caucasus
Papers:

Ellen Lust (University of Gothenburg)

  “Everyday Choices: The Role of Competing Authorities and Social Institutions in Politics and Development”

Yu Tachibana (Hokkaido University)

  “The Daily Forms of Authoritarian Regime? Municipality System in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan”

Discussant: Scott Radnitz (University of Washington)
Chair: Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku University)
 
 December 10 (Fri.)
10:00–12:00 (GMT+9)

Session 3. Regime Strengths and Autocrats’ Reactions to Crises: Southeast and East Asia

Papers:

Dan Slater (University of Michigan)

  “Democracy through Strength: Asia’s Development and Democratization”

Ayame Suzuki (Doshisha University)

  “Stern but Not Strong: Assessing State Capacity through COVID-19 Responses of Selected Southeast Asian States”

Discussant: Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University)
Chair: Yuko Kasuya (Keio University)
 


Sponsored by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 18H03619 (Comparative Study of the Rise of Authoritarianism and Populism)
Organizing Committee:
Tomohiko Uyama, Masaaki Higashijima, Yoichi Isahaya

 

 

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