Using Legislative Speech to Uncover the Dynamics of International Politics in the Past, Present and Future
Professor Michael Colaresi, Michigan State University, www.michaelcolaresi.org
Professor Benjamin O. Fordham, Binghamton University, www.benjaminfordham.com
In this set of projects we are leveraging both digitized historical records of legislative speech over centuries in the US and the UK, as well as machine-readable contemporary parliamentary documents from around the world to understand the microfoundations of international conflict and cooperation. Natural language processing and statistical analysis of patterns within legislative speech provide rich information to systematically track the heterogeneity of issues and threats in foreign policy, and uniquely identify the individual entrepreneurs and rhetorical frames that precipitated changes in policy.
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