Tuesday Afternoon Talk - Rational Calculus, Cultural Contexts, and Support for Democracy in East Asia
A talk by Yu-Tzung Chang, Visiting Scholar
Tuesday, January 30, 20074:00 PM - 5:30 PM
11377 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Yu-tzung Chang (Ph.D., Political Science, National Cheng-chi University, 2000) is Assistant Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. A specialist in comparative democratization and voting behavior, Professor Chang is a Visiting Scholar with the Center for Chinese Studies. His research project focuses on the social and political problems plaguing the so-called third-wave democracies (principally Taiwan and South Korea) that emerged in East Asia in the 1990s. These new democracies have been paralyzed by inconclusive and even disputed electoral outcomes, incessant political strife and partisan gridlock, bureaucratic paralysis, and recurring political scandals. Based on a survey conducted by the Asian Barometer Survey, an applied research program on public opinion on political values, democracy, and governance in the region, Professor Chang’s project explores the level of popular support for democracy and the sources of the popular belief in the legitimacy of democracy.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies