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Asian Survey. 2020; 602366–390 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.366
Published: 07 April 2020
... include com- parative political institutions, election studies, political representation, local politics and governance, European politics, and governmental big data. He is an editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science and Deputy Director of the Contemporary China Research Center at Fudan...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 593500–520 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.3.500
Published: 01 June 2019
...Abdul Rashid Moten In the 14th general election in Malaysia, the opposition coalition overturned the ruling coalition’s entrenched incumbency of over six decades. The ruling coalition suffered from a legitimacy deficit and corruption scandals. The election witnessed four coalitions of parties, but...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591164–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.164
Published: 01 February 2019
...Yoshifumi Tamada While Thailand’s military government has attempted to postpone a general election, it is inevitable. In preparation for elections, the junta founded a pro-junta party and propped it up vigorously while continuing to impose restrictions on anti-junta parties. © 2019 by The Regents...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 583486–510 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.3.486
Published: 01 June 2018
... the national and local levels in Taiwan. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 political dynasties family politics representation electoral competition Taiwan NATHAN F. BATTO Legacy Candidates in Taiwan Elections, 2001 2016 Just a Bunch of Bullies ABSTRACT Since...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 582341–364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.2.341
Published: 01 April 2018
...Simon Chauchard Why do candidates give voters handouts during political campaigns? Drawing on qualitative data from Mumbai, this article argues that competitive elections prompt candidates to distribute handouts for strategic reasons. While they know handouts to be inefficient, candidates face a...
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Asian Survey. 2017; 572249–270 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.2.249
Published: 01 April 2017
...Shelly Ghai Bajaj Through its use of the microblogging site Twitter during the 2014 Indian election campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party successfully set the election agenda around development and governance to discredit the Congress Party. Combining its use of Twitter with conventional campaigning...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601152–158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.152
Published: 01 February 2020
... successor. Presumably, Heng will play a key leadership role for his party in Singapore’s upcoming general election. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Singapore Bicentennial Singapore leadership renewal Heng Swee Keat Singapore general election Protection from Online...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601117–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.117
Published: 01 February 2020
...James Ockey In 2019, Thailand held its first election in eight years, crowned a new king for the first time in nearly 70 years, and hosted the ASEAN summits for the first time in a decade. It was an eventful year for Thailand, filled with controversy and attempts to restore stability and the...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 601213–220 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.1.213
Published: 01 February 2020
...Timur Dadabaev Afghanistan in 2019 was marked by advances and setbacks with respect to stabilizing the country and reshaping its relations with international partners. The year brought new presidential elections and signs of potential political dialogue, as well as hopes for expanded economic ties...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 564605–628 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.4.605
Published: 01 August 2016
...Subrata K. Mitra; Jivanta Schöttli Phrases like “watershed,” “historic,” and “epochal” were used to describe India’s 2014 general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party secured the first single-party majority in three decades, forming the government as the National Democratic Alliance. We argue that...
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Asian Survey. 2016; 56178–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.78
Published: 01 February 2016
... subsequent fractures. The government waged war against a health epidemic and exchanged artillery fire with North Korea at the Demilitarized Zone. The by-elections in April 2015 augur the political stage for pending elections in 2016 and 2017. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 5551018–1043 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.5.1018
Published: 01 October 2015
...Adam Ziegfeld Are certain kinds of candidates more likely to do better in elections than others? Using a unique dataset on the characteristics of candidates in elections in the north Indian state of Haryana, this study finds that certain candidate characteristics are associated with greater vote...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 59198–107 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.98
Published: 01 February 2019
...Aqil Shah Parliamentary elections in July 2018 brought the right-wing Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf, headed by former cricketer Imran Khan, to power. The PTI finished short of the 137 seats needed to form a government. But it emerged as the single largest party in parliament. Former Prime Minister Nawaz...
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Asian Survey. 2019; 591147–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.147
Published: 01 February 2019
...Mustafa Izzuddin After decades of rule by the Barisan Nasional, spearheaded by the United Malays National Organisation, 2018 witnessed a change in government when the Pakatan Harapan opposition secured a stunning victory in the general election. The incumbent prime minister, Najib Razak, was...
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Asian Survey. 2020; 602290–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2020.60.2.290
Published: 07 April 2020
... gained assets during three elective terms (2004–2008, 2008–2012, and 2012–2016). The results contradict the public’s claim. In general, there is minimal evidence that election winners accumulate more assets than runners-up. And observing the winners’ premium for newly elected politicians in the 2012–2016...
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Asian Survey. 2015; 55133–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.1.33
Published: 01 February 2015
...Andrew Wyatt The much anticipated general election produced a majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Narendra Modi. The new administration is setting out an agenda for governing. The economy showed some signs of improvement, business confidence is returning, but economic...
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Asian Survey. 2018; 585874–897 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.5.874
Published: 01 October 2018
...Lev Nachman Why would opposition movement activists not support an established opposition political party? Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is apropos. This study shows that the Democratic Progressive Party lost support from leftist activists not only because of ideological distance but because...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 5461009–1036 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.6.1009
Published: 01 December 2014
...Xiaopeng Pang; Junxia Zeng; Scott Rozelle This paper studies women’s participation in village elections. It focuses on the impact of voting rights training on women’s knowledge, and their voting behaviors in Ningxia, China, a Hui nationality autonomous region with a conservative cultural...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 544725–748 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.4.725
Published: 01 August 2014
...Stephan Ortmann By-elections in Singapore have played a different role depending on whether the country can be characterized as a hegemonic or competitive authoritarian regime. During the former, the ruling party was able to instrumentalize by-elections for leadership renewal and enhance its power...
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Asian Survey. 2014; 544749–772 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.4.749
Published: 01 August 2014
...Elvin Ong; Mou Hui Tim We introduce the concept of a “credibility gap” to explain why the Workers’ Party has been more successful than other opposition political parties in recent elections in Singapore. We argue that opposition parties need to overcome a credible commitment problem with the...