Let me introduce myself
My research agenda is situated at the nexus of Comparative Politics and International Relations and focuses on autocrats and institutions' interaction, emphasizing resource distribution, regime stability, and transitions. I address how and under what conditions autocrats use their power to perpetuate their rule. My goal is to shed light on the processes that produce seemingly identical consequences across democracies and autocracies.
Do Chinese-led international regimes influence human rights discourse on China? This paper looks at how the memberships in Chinese-led international regimes affect the responses toward Chinese human rights issues in international relations. Using ordinal logistic regression models, we find that as the number of Chinese-led international regime membership increases, the states in the UN UPR are less likely to make shaming recommendations to China. Furthermore, we use latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) analysis to examine how the contents of recommendations to China differ before and after the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), one of China’s international regimes. The findings also show that the states avoid bringing up sensitive human rights issues with China after joining the AIIB. Read more
This study focuses on the reasons for re/by-election as a factor influencing voting participation and the results of the Korean National Assembly re/by-election after democratization. Existing research examines the re/by-election of a National Assembly as a kind of complementary and subordinate election to national elections, employing the midterm evaluation model, the election campaign model, or the turnout model. This paper argues that voters will participate in and vote in order to hold those responsible for re/by-elections accountable. According to the findings, voters are more likely to vote when incumbents resign due to illegal behavior than when incumbents resign for personal reasons. Furthermore, when an incumbent party re-appoints a candidate for a re/by-election despite previous incumbents resigning due to illegal behavior, voters are more likely to reject that party’s candidate. Using a new variable of the reason for the re/by-election, this study demonstrates that voters participate in and choose to vote in order to hold the political elite accountable for the re/by-election. Read more