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 research interest is developing a theory on the relationship between popular protests and party competition in democracies. Particularly, my dissertation project examines how radicalized protests increase polarization in the electoral field. I specifically examine how exposure to protest events affects the individual supports on radical populist leaders. I employ both quantitative survey analysis and in-depth case studies in Latin America.

Selected Publications: 

Peer-reviewed
“Elite Coordination and Popular Protest: The Joint Effect on Democratic Change.” Democratization, 2019 (with Michael Wahman).

Book
Transformation of Democracy and the Role of Civil Society: The Experience of Participatory Institutions in Brazil. Tokyo: Fukyosha, 2016 (Japanese). 

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.