Jaemin Shim was panel Chair at the panel "Varieties of Origins and Survival in Asian Autocracies: A Multi-Method Analysis"
The primary purpose of this panel is to examine the various paths Asian autocracies took before and after the war using four distinctive methods. Considering its diversity, Asia as a whole has huge analytical potential for deepening our understanding of autocracies. For instance, it is a region where a variety of regime types (monarchy, one-party, military, multiparty authoritarian, democracy) exist today and where we can examine the legacies of diverse colonisers, including the UK, France, the Netherlands, the United States, Portugal, Spain, and Japan.
Against this background, this panel aims to further our insights into the causes, mechanisms, and effects of different autocratic types in Asia using multiple methods – qualitative comparative analysis, cross-sectional quantitative regression, historical comparative analysis, and text analysis. Chaired by Jaemin Shim (GIGA), the panel integrates the GIGA’s emphasis on comparative area studies at the 2019 ECPR Conference (https://ecpr.eu/Events/PanelDetails.aspx?PanelID=7789&EventID=115). Five empirical works focusing on different parts of the Asian region will be presented by both junior and senior academics. These contributions will be followed by a talk from Dr. Thomas Richter (GIGA), an expert on authoritarian politics in the Middle East.