Articles by Yida Zhai

October 5, 2022

🦋 Understanding democracy without the ‘D-word’

Yida Zhai
Public perceptions of democracy are diverse, and some even see democracy in authoritarian regimes. So directly using ‘democracy’ in surveys is prone to elicit biased responses. Therefore, Yida Zhai argues, it is necessary to conceptualise and operationalise democracy in an alternative manner without using the ‘D-word’
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Yida Zhai
Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yida received his PhD from the University of Tokyo.

His research interests include political psychology, public opinion, and East Asian comparative politics/sociology.

His peer-reviewed articles have appeared in Chinese, English, and Japanese journals.

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