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Voting for Nostalgia?: Authoritarian Legacies and Political Behavior in East Asia

Event Type
Ceremony/Service
Sponsor
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 5, 2021   3:00 - 4:30 pm  
Contact
Yuchuan Shen
E-Mail
ycshen2@illinois.edu
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Legacies of an authoritarian past leave enduring effects on voters' political attitudes and behavior. I argue authoritarian nostalgia is a defining factor in voter attitudes and related behavior in post-authoritarian democracies. Voters who share core values from the authoritarian past construct heightened social identity toward the past, which breeds attachment to authoritarian legacy parties.

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