Articles by Meridith LaVelle

October 14, 2022

📐 Reintegration into China would cost Taiwan its empowerment rights

Meridith LaVelle
The case of Hong Kong shows that Chinese Communist Party dominance has a negative impact on empowerment rights. For Taiwan, though, it could end up much worse. Stephen Bagwell and Meridith LaVelle explore the potential outcomes of this scenario, using evidence from Hong Kong and data from the Human Rights Measurement Initiative
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Meridith LaVelle
PhD Candidate, University of Georgia

Meridith is also Director of the GLOBIS Human Rights Research Lab at the University of Georgia.

Her research interests include human rights, political violence, contentious politics, political economy, and quantitative methodologies.

More specifically, she is interested in digital repression and the ways in which governments acquire and utilise tech against citizens.

Meridith has published in the Journal of Human Rights and has additional pieces published in The Conversation and The Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

She tweets @meridithlavelle

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