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CJS Lecture Series | Judging Inequality: Japan in Comparative Perspective

Yeonju Lee, Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan
Thursday, October 28, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note the 7pm (in Ann Arbor) start time for this lecture.

When and how does economic inequality become salient to have a meaningful effect on political attitudes and behavior? What are the mechanisms? The presentation will explain how people define and judge economic inequality, which in turn shapes political outcomes such as redistributive preferences and democratic discontent, with a focus on Japan and other advanced democracies.

Yeonju Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study at Waseda University, Japan. She is also affiliated with the Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion at Harvard University. Her research examines the nexus between capitalism and democracy with a focus on the political origins and consequences of economic development and inequality in comparative perspective. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School.

This event is cosponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

Please register for this zoom workshop here:

This colloquium series is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Asian Languages and Cultures