Is it worth it? Building Opposition Alliances in Electoral Autocracies

Tue, October 29, 2019 12:30 PM - Tue, October 29, 2019 2:00 PM at 104 S. Kedzie Hall

Dr. Elvin Ong is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Southeast Asia Research at the Institute of Asian Research within the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. He is also affiliated with the Department of Political Science at the National University of Singapore as an Overseas Postdoctoral Fellow.

Elvin is from Singapore and completed his PhD in Political Science at Emory University in 2018. He is developing a book manuscript on opposition parties and coalition formation in authoritarian regimes, based on his dissertation research on the topic in Singapore and Malaysia. New research on the history of opposition coalition building in the 1980s in Philippines and South Korea will also be included.

Beyond his book manuscript, he is currently working new research on self-censorship in Singapore and China, differences between urban and rural voters in Malaysia, and on legislative speech in Singapore. His research has been funded by Singapore’s Ministry of Education, the National University of Singapore, and the Southeast Asia Research Group. He has also won awards for his research from the Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei Studies Group of the Association for Asian Studies, the largest interdisciplinary academic association for the study of Asia in North America.