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Looking for panel on ethnicity, economic inequality or support for democracy

  • 1.  Looking for panel on ethnicity, economic inequality or support for democracy

    Posted 11-08-2023 01:48 AM
    Edited by Hong Da Siau 11-08-2023 01:48 AM

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Hong Da, I am a master student in political science at National Taiwan University. In my paper, I discuss how ethnic and economic inequality related to people's support for democracy. I'm trying to find a panel related to ethnicity, economic inequality or support for democracy to join in. Please contact me if interested, thank you! 

    Best regard, 

    Hong Da

    Hong Da Siau
    National Taiwan University

  • 2.  RE: Looking for panel on ethnicity, economic inequality or support for democracy

    Posted 11-08-2023 02:27 AM

    Hello Hong Da, 

    This is Angie Tran (political economy professor from California State University, Monterey Bay, USA). I saw your message from the AAS-in-Asia website, looking for a panel. We're forming a panel, and are looking for a third paper. Below is the information about our panel and we have 2 panelists. If possible, can you gear your paper towards this broad theme? Please let us know asap since the deadline is coming up in 15 hours! I hope to hear from you soon! Thank you, Angie Tran

    Panel Theme: Analyzing the impacts of the global order of neoliberalism from different perspectives, theoretical frameworks, methodologies, case studies …


    We have 2 panelists thus far:

    Jennifer Epley Sanders: Convergence and Divergence for Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: Public Opinion Patterns in Contemporary Southeast Asia

    Abstract (250 words limit):

    This paper will comparatively describe and analyze public opinion patterns about "economics" and "the environment" using data from the World Values Survey, the Asian Barometer Survey, and country-level case studies. The paper will focus on points of convergence and divergence for economic development and environmental sustainability through the lens of stakeholders in contemporary Southeast Asia. Example topics include economic and environmental priorities (e.g., consensus, competition, and contradictions), evaluations of government processes and policies at the domestic level and international level (e.g., bilateral or regional agreements), demographic variables, and political engagement or disengagement. The paper will also address broader implications for our scholarly and applied understandings of agency, justice, and democracy with respect to the impact of the global order of neoliberalism.


    Angie Ngoc Tran: The Limits of Agency Against Structural Violence: Vietnamese Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and Beyond

    Abstract (250 words limit): 

    I analyze the impacts of structural violence of the bilateral labor agreement (BLA) between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia and explore how the Vietnamese domestic women workers (of different ethnic groups) in Saudi Arabia resist the precarious conditions that are systematically imposed on them by the BLA, their forms of mobility, agency, strategies of contestation and the limits they face. I employ intersectional methodology, bringing in race/ethnicity, class and gender into the analysis, and using interview data with these women workers, while they were in Saudi Arabia and after they returned to Vietnam and elsewhere.

    Angie Ngoc Tran
    California State University, Monterey Bay