In the 72nd APOSS session, Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku University) presented his paper with Susumu Annaka (Waseda University) and Gento Kato (Nazarbayev University) on how ordinary citizens respond to government-sponsored information in autocracies. James R. Hollyer (Minnesota), Sarah Wilson Sokhey (Colorado), Scott Radnitz (Washington), and Colleen Wood (Cornell) offered really helpful comments of all manner of issues.
In the 71st APOSS session, Colleen Wood (Columbia) presented her paper on how civil society actors in authoritarian states use the internet to mobilize and advocate for rights claims. Diana Fu (Toronto) and Masaaki Higashijima (Tohoku) provided extremely detailed comments on theoretical and conceptual issues.
In the 70th APOSS session, Samson Yuen (Hong Kong Baptist University) presented his paper on how social pressures play an important role in inducing people to self-censor when facing threats posed by repressive laws. Hans H. Tung (National Taiwan University) and Li Shao (Zhejiang) provided detailed comments on theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues.
In the 69th APOSS session, Dean Dulay (Singapore Management University) presented his paper with Edmund Malesky (Duke) on how interventions that facilitate organizational learning and coordination can greatly improve bureaucratic performance, even without significant institutional reform. Isabel Chew (UBC), Kyosuke Kikuta (Osaka), and Van Tran (Cornell) provided fantastic comments on theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues.
In the 66th APOSS session, Sanghoon Kim-Leffingwell (Illinois) presented his paper showing how sentiment for the former regime is a central determinant for political behavior in maturing democracies. Bryn Rosenfeld (Cornell), Darin Self (Cornell), Joshua A. Tucker (New York University), and T.Y. Wang (Illinois State) offered extremely detailed and helpful comments.
In the 65th APOSS session, Masanori Kikuchi (Waseda) presented his paper showing that the rate of performing pieces originating from belligerent countries shrinks in wartime and that war outcomes affect the degree and speed with which the rate was restored following wars. on how ministerial portfolios are distributed among coalition parties in Asian-Pacific democracies. Rupal N. Mehta (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) and John Mueller (OSU) provided extremely detailed comments and suggestions.
In the 62nd APOSS session, Daegyeong (D.G.) Kim (UCSD) presented his paper on the under-explored link between U.S.-China geopolitical rivalry and anti-Asian racism in the United States with a focus on American public opinion. Naima Green-Riley (Princeton), Eunji Kim (Vanderbilt), Diana Mutz (Pennsylvania), and Brain C. Rathbun (USC) provided extremely detailed comments and suggestions.