Elections

Scholarly Publications

South Korea's Democratic Decay

July 2020

South Korea (hereafter Korea) is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression.” Both the spirit of democracy and actual liberal-democratic standards are under attack.

Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan

June 2018

Although democracy is, in principle, the antithesis of dynastic rule, families with multiple members in elective office continue to be common around the world.

Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election (Book Chapter)

May 2018

This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2018-19

December 2019

Shorenstein APARC's annual overview for academic year 2018-19 is now available.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Donald Trump's Trade Policy: Back to The Future

January 2017

If you want to understand the trade and industrial policy that President Donald Trump is now going to pursue, simply jump into a DeLorean time machine with Marty McFly and go back to 1985.

News

Democrartic Erosion in South Korea

October 2020

Gi-Wook Shin discusses the state of democracy in South Korea, and how democratic backsliding there fits into larger patterns of democratic decline underway across the globe.

Five Ways in Which Japan's New Prime Minister Suga is Different From Abe

September 2020

Yoshihide Suga has promised to continue many of Shinzo Abe's policies and goals, but APARC's Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explains how Suga's background, experience, and...

Suga Is Fit to Lead, But Are Voters Ready to Like Him?

September 2020

Japan's next prime minister is a deeply pragmatic, self-made man.

Events

The 2018 Taiwanese Local Elections: Results and Implications

August 24, 2018

On November 24, 2018, Taiwan's electorate will go to the polls to select thousands of ward chiefs, hundreds of council members, and dozens of mayors and county executives.

Farmland and Fraud: Land Rents and Vote Buying in China’s Village Elections

January 9, 2018

While much of the existing literature examines vote buying in the context of party systems, including both competitive and hegemonic party systems, this talk, based on a study coauthored by...

China's Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

October 17, 2017

RSVPs are Closed for this EventSponsored by:Center of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, China Program, Shorenstein APARCContact: Kelley Cortright Two...

Projects

New Beginnings: Post-Election Prospects for U.S.-ROK Relations

The New York-based Korea Society and Stanford University's Walter H.
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Stanford Korea Democracy Project

This project seeks to understand the emergence and evolution of social movements during the 1970s and 1980s in South Korea.
English

Multimedia

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "High Profile, High Risk? The Curiously Negative Impact of Name Recognition on Party Promotions in China and Vietnam," on Feb.

People

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