Recent Submissions

  • Commerce and coercion in contemporary China : local leader responses to foreign policy crises 

    Miura, Kacie Kieko. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    During foreign policy crises involving China and its most important foreign economic partners, some local leaders in China willingly threaten foreign commercial interests, while others attempt to protect foreign commerce ...
  • Prophets and priests : religious leaders and protest in Iraq 

    Alshamary, Marsin R.(Marsin Rahim) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    When do religious clerics join anti-government protest and in what capacity? In my dissertation project, I argue that clerical participation in protest is mediated by the internal structure of the religious system. ...
  • Essays on the political economy of service provision 

    Bozçağa, Tuğba. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020)
    Service provision has often been studied as an outcome of political decisions and processes. This dissertation examines how the distribution of service provision and its electoral outcomes are also contingent on local ...

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