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Opposition to Political Participation

Presenters Name: 
Julia Lee
Co Presenters Name: 
Primary Research Mentor: 
Denise Walsh
Secondary Research Mentor: 
11:00 - 12:15
Time of Presentation: 
2019 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Presentation Type: 
Presentations Academic Category: 
Social Science
Grant Program Recipient: 
USOAR Program

Professor Walsh proposes a concept called opposition work, which operationalizes political participation and how the opposition is displayed across all fields. She explains this concept further with applications to real-world events and a way to separate the targets from the perpetrators. Many scholars have deemed several components including traditional cultural attitudes, state repression, and violence to be obstacles to political participation. However, the argument is that there are more to this than just the ones that mainstream scholars have identified. Professor Walsh applies the Pinjra Todd movement in India to demonstrate how her concept works in the real world.