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Robots and Protest: Does Increased Protest Among Chinese Workers Result in More Automation?

Abstract: The rising level of automation has increasingly attracted scholar’s attention. On the other hand, there are many studies of the consequences of social movements, but relatively fewer studies focus on their economic consequences, and even fewer studies have examined their consequences on automation. This article bridges the gap between the two literatures by hypothesizing that a rising number of labor protests will lead to a higher level of automation. We argue that political economy factors influence the adoption of more automation.

Causal Effect of Witnessing Political Protest on Civic Engagement

How does physically witnessing a protest in a democratic society affect citizens in authoritarian societies? Existing data are unable to answer this question because of their difficulty in capturing witnesses, constructing meaningful comparison …