In the 85th APOSS session, Mary-Collier Wilks (Stanford) presented her paper on how global scripts are made meaningful in intra- and inter-organizational interactions through a two-step process: (1) operationalization in which the broad script is translated into specific programming and (2) implementation in which local actors do or do not align the script with actual practice in Cambodia. Charles Crabtree [me] (Dartmouth) and Kim Reimann (Georgia State) offered many considered comments (mostly Kim, to be honest) along with a few audience members.
In the 83rd APOSS session, Shenghao Zhang (Essex) presented his coauthored work with Han Dorussen (Essex) on the integrated effect of humanitarian aid and the UN peacekeeping operations on violence at the subnational level. Paul Diehl (UT Dallas) and Tim Passmore (Virginia Military Institute) and a few audience members offered many considered comments.
In the 82nd APOSS session, Erik H. Wang (Australian National University) presented his coauthored work with Joy Chen (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) and Xiaoming Zhang (Hong Kong University) on how to soften resistance to state-building efforts by reform losers. Tianyang Xi (Peking) and Clair Z. Yang (University of Washington) and several audience members provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 81st APOSS session, Jung-eun Kim (Heidelberg) presented her coauthored paper with Juan Wang (McGill) on the the differences in the population classification systems of two Communist states, China and North Korea. Peng Peng (Duke) and several audience members provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 78th APOSS session, Howard Liu (Essex) presented his paper on the judiciary system and the principal-agent relationship between the ruler and judges. Fiona Shen Bayh (William and Mary), Brett Carter (USC), and Moohyung Cho (Ewha Womans University), and Matthew Nanes (Saint Louis University) provided many detailed and thoughtful comments.
In the 76th APOSS session, Haemin Jee (Stanford) presented her paper arguing that autocrats strategically engage in institutional proliferation, the creation of new information-gathering and punitive institutions. Pearce Edwards (Carnegie Mellon University), Ji Yeon Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Jieun Kim (University of Pennsylvania) provided very helpful comments on theoretical and empirical matters.