Myunghee Lee

Myunghee Lee
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Bio: 

I am a Ph.D candidate in the political science department at University of Missouri. I also received my M.A. in international relations at Shandong University, China. My research focuses on contentious politics and protest movements in both authoritarian and democratic countries. I am also interested in authoritarian regimes, democratization, democracy promotion, human rights, NGOs, and religious organizations. I am working on several papers on these topics. My dissertation, in particular, examines protest movements in Asian democracies; what explains the high levels and low levels of mobilizations in Asian democratic countries.

Papers and Presentations: 

“Stop Blaming Us: An Institutional Approach on the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of International Studies Association-Midwest, St.Louis, MO, 2015.

“Military Coalitions, Alliances, and Wartime Coordination,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association-Midwest, St.Louis, MO, 2016.

“Stop Blaming Us: Political Institutions, Audience Costs, and the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, 2017.

“Coup-Proofing and Security Force Defections during Violent and Non-Violent Protests,” (with Emir Yazici) paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, 2017.

“Smarter Dictators: How Dictators React to Other Countries’ Protest Movements,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 2018.