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Characterizing China's Negative Legitimation Propaganda using Word Embeddings

There is a large and growing literature on how authoritarian regimes use pro-government propaganda to enhance their survival. However, there has been little research on how regimes use propaganda to manipulate their citizen's beliefs about other …

China's Delegitimizing Election Coverage: Identifying a Negative Legitimation Strategy in China's Foreign Election Media Coverage

Elections are highly salient events, not just to citizens who participate but also to foreign observers. For citizens of many authoritarian regimes with constrained media environments, their understanding of democratic elections can be entirely …

Embedded Lexica: Extracting Topical Dictionaries from Unlabeled Corpora using Word Embeddings

The rise of the internet, social media, and the digitization of archives have led to an accumulation of untold quantities of unlabeled text data of relevance to the social sciences. Efficiently extracting information from those corpora frequently …