Andy Buschmann is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as Oxford University. Currently, he is also a Southeast Asia Research Group Pre-Dissertation Fellow and, last year was a Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies Graduate Fellow. His work focuses on the interlinks between protest, authoritarianism, and public opinion. Geographically, he studies the Asia-Pacific region, in particular Myanmar and Hong Kong, where he applies mixed-methods research, triangulating surveys and experiments with comparative historical analysis. Buschmann has been studying the emergence and development of the “Be Water” movement while residing in Hong Kong since early June.

Last Updated: December 10, 2019



Is Violence in Hong Kong’s Protests Turning off Moderates?

Andy Buschmann
As protests in Hong Kong have become more violent, have the demographics of the protesters changed? The level of violence employed by protesters as well as the police force has escalated to new heights ever since July 21, when alleged triad members...