Yuko Sato

Yuko Sato
Comparative Politics
Public Policy and Administration
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Education: 

M.A Political Science, Kobe University (Kobe, Japan)
B.S. Maritime Science and Technology, Kobe University (Kobe, Japan)

Research: 

My primary research interest includes popular mobilization and party competition in the context of newly democratized regimes. In my current work, I examine how the interaction between political challenges on the street level (popular protests) and the legislative level (electoral competition) affects political change. More specifically, I test this interactive effect on democratic stability as well as democratic transition from authoritarianism. I employ both quantitative analysis and case studies, particularly in Latin America.

Papers and Presentations: 

“Elite Coordination and Popular Protest: The Joint Effect on Democratic Change.” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago, April 5-8, 2018 (with Michael Wahman).

“Oppositional Mobilization and Presidential Fall in Latin America.” presented at the Latin American Studies Association annual conference, Barcelona, May 23-26, 2018.