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The Australian National University

Associate Professor O. Fiona Yap

Ph.D., University of Rochester; MA, University of Rochester, BSc., University of Houston
Associate Professor
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
T: 2-6125-0430

Areas of expertise

  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
  • Citizenship 160602
  • Economic Development Policy 160505
  • Public Policy 160510
  • Defence Studies 160604
  • Political Science 1606

Research interests

Comparative politics and comparative political economy (stratetgic government spending and distribution; bargaining & policy outcomes; citizens' influence & government accountability in less-democratic countries; change, continuitity, and credibility of institutions)

 

Biography

AWARDS & GRANTS

Australian Research Council Visiting Scholar award, 2011-2012

Keeler IntraUniversity Professorship, University of Kansas. 2011-2012 

Delegation of American Young Scholars and Experts to the Republic of China (Taiwan), Summer 2007

Institute of Policy and Social Studies, University of Kansas, NSF grant-preparation faculty award, Summer 2007

University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching Innovation and Portfolio Award, University of Kansas, 2006.

Policy Research Institute Summer Fellow, University of Kansas, 2005.

Kaufmann Foundation-KU Center for Entrepreneurial Research Faculty Development Award, 2005.

Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation Faculty Development Award, 2004-5.

George Bush Presidential Library Foundation-Korea Program, 2002-3.

Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2000-2002

 

Researcher's projects

PUBLICATIONS

2013. "When Do Citizens Demand Punishment of Corruption? Results from Experimental Surveys in Australia and the United States." Australian Journal of Political Science vol 48 no 1: 57-70

2013. “Economic Performance and Democratic Support in Asia’s Emergent Democracies.” Comparative Political Studies vol 46 no 4: 486-512

2012. “Strategic Model of Economic Performance and Democratization in South Korea and Taiwan.” British Journal of Political Science vol 42 no 1: 213-239.

2011. “Informal Accountability, Credible Actions, and Democratization in Taiwan.” Constitutional Political Economy vol 22 no 2: 103-121 (lead article).

2010. “Strategic Government Spending in South Korea and Taiwan: Lessons for Emergent Democracies.” Social Science Quarterly vol 91 no 3: 613-634.

2009. “Government Spending and Party Fragmentation in South Korea and Taiwan.” Korea Observer vol 40 no 4: 639-670.

2008. “Pathologies or Progress? Evaluating the effects of Divided Government and Party Volatility.” Japanese Journal of Political Science vol 9 no 3: 261-268 (lead article). With Youngmi Kim

2008. “Executive-Legislature Divide and Party Volatility in Emergent Democracies: Lessons for Democratic Performance from Taiwan.” Japanese Journal of Political Science vol 9 no 3: 261-268.

2006. “Politics and Government Spending in Asia: Evidence from South Korea and Taiwan.” Journal of East Asian Studies vol 6 no 1: 69-104.

2005. “Bargaining in the Less-Democratic NICs: Model and Evidence from South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.” Journal of Theoretical Politics vol 17 no 3: 283-309 (lead article)

2005. “A New Social Contract of Accountability? Lessons from Citizens’ Response to the Asian Financial Crisis in Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia.” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations vol 6 no 2: 129-147.

2004. “Theory and Testing of Government’s Credible Apologies: A Reply to Lowry’s ‘What Explains Credible Apologies’” British Journal of Political Science vol 34 no 2: 371-5

2003. “Non-Electoral Responsiveness Mechanisms: Evidence from the Asian Less-Democratic Newly Industrialized Countries.” British Journal of Political Science vol 33 no 3: 491-514.

2003. “Government’s credible commitment in economic policy-making: Evidence from Singapore.” Policy Sciences vol 36 no 3-4: 237-255.                                  

1993. “The Gender Factor in Soviet Mass Politics: Survey Evidence from Greater Moscow.”  Political Research Quarterly vol. 46, no. 1:179-211. With Kent Tedin. 

 

BOOKS

2005. Citizen Power, Politics, and the “Asian Miracle”: Reassessing the Dynamics. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Co-editor. 2013. Annual Editions: Comparative Politics. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Publishers

Editor. 2012. Annual Editions: Comparative Politics. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Publishers

Editor. 2011. Annual Editions: Comparative Politics. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Publishers

Editor. 2010. Annual Editions: Comparative Politics. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Publishers

Editor. 2009. Annual Editions: Comparative Politics. Dubuque: McGraw-Hill Publishers

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