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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (3): 557–582.
Published: 01 June 2020
... substantive one, which has important implications for China’s future political development. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 authoritarianism China democracy elections political rights popular perceptions YIDA ZHAI Popular Perceptions of Democracy in China...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 109–116.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Meredith L. Weiss A tumultuous year brought Indonesia from a polarizing general election to disparate waves of mass protests that tested the state’s tether and revealed frailties in democratic consolidation. Granted a second term, President Joko Widodo ratcheted up plans for infrastructure and...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Maria Ela L. Atienza The Duterte administration has facilitated a new autonomous arrangement in Muslim Mindanao, and congressional allies passed some popular laws. In the midterms, Duterte-backed candidates dominated both national and local elections. However, the promised charter change has...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 170–176.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Aurel Croissant In 2018, ever-incumbent Prime Minister Hun Sen scored a landslide victory in the Cambodian general elections. Three factors in particular explain this outcome. First, the elimination of the main opposition party, whose strategy of a peaceful election boycott failed. Second...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (3): 557–581.
Published: 01 June 2018
... their growing prominence may affect the future trajectory of Indonesian politics. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 elections parties movements activism Indonesia DIRK TOMSA AND CHARLOTTE SETIJADI New Forms of Political Activism in Indonesia Redefining the Nexus...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (2): 341–364.
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 (2018) 58 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Susan Ostermann Despite challenges, Nepal held local and national-level elections this year, the first under its 2015 constitution. A surprising leftist alliance now controls the legislature, while a wide range of parties fill local-level offices. Nepal still faces natural and economic headwinds...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 181–187.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., while King Vajiralongkorn is untested and lacks popular legitimacy. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 Monarchy constitution junta elections Yingluck DUNCAN MCCARGO Thailand in 2017 Politics on Hold ABSTRACT Following the epochal funeral of the late King Bhumibol...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 206–212.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Rui Graça Feijó The year 2017 dawned in Timor-Leste with positive promises. Diplomatic efforts to secure a new maritime boundary and improve access to natural resources ended in a favorable deal. Elections let people have a voice on disputes of the previous year. But the returns took many by...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (6): 1032–1057.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Sergey Radchenko; Mendee Jargalsaikhan This paper examines the full cycle of political power transitions and the dynamics of party competition during the 2016 parliamentary and 2017 presidential elections in Mongolia. It argues that the existence of multiple interlinked patronage networks and...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 665–689.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Ko Maeda The Japanese Communist Party’s tumultuous electoral performance, especially the sudden surge in the 2014 general election, is an intriguing phenomenon. Analysis of electoral data reveals that a large number of votes shifted back and forth between the Communists and a few new right-wing...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 738–763.
Published: 01 August 2017
... degree of error is small but systematic. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 ethnic politics voter behavior elections caste India MILAN VAISHNAV Ethnic Identifiability in India Evidence from a Voter Survey ABSTRACT The ethnic politics literature assumes that one s...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (2): 249–270.
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 (2017) 57 (1): 128–134.
Published: 01 February 2017
... initiatives. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Mongolia ASEM elections populism resource economy JULIAN DIERKES Mongolia in 2016 Resisting Populism Brings a Change in Government ABSTRACT Mongolians in 2016 resisted populism, streamed to the polls, and ensured a change...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 150–156.
Published: 01 February 2017
... during this time of considerable national anxiety. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 king mourning constitution elections human rights DUNCAN MCCARGO Thailand in 2016 Fade to Gray ABSTRACT Events in Thailand during 2016 were overshadowed by the death of long...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (5): 859–878.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Meredith L. Weiss; Hoe-Yeong Loke; Luenne Angela Choa The People’s Action Party’s unexpectedly strong win in Singapore’s September 2015 general election illuminates the dynamics of opposition under electoral authoritarianism. The conduct and outcome of the election raise questions not just of why...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 115–122.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Carolina Hernandez Other than the South China Sea (SCS) disputes, the Philippines in 2015 faced the same conditions as in 1996: keeping a sustainable peace in Mindanao, presidential elections, and a promising economy. The year was capped by the country’s hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (5): 1018–1043.
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 (2015) 55 (1): 174–183.
Published: 01 February 2015
... elections economy civil liberties religion KIKUE HAMAYOTSU Indonesia in 2014 The Year of Electing the People s President ABSTRACT In 2014, Indonesia inaugurated as president the former Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, or Jokowi raising public expectations for reform especially among people...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 75–81.
Published: 01 February 2015
...). Nepal faced three natural disasters. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 elections Narendra Modi Mount Everest constitution literacy ANNE MOCKO AND DORJI PENJORE Nepal and Bhutan in 2014 New Governments, Old Problems ABSTRACT Both Nepal and Bhutan formed new...