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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

  • Political Science 1606
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
  • Citizenship 160602
  • Policy And Administration 1605
  • Public Policy 160510

Research interests

  • Political economy of democratization
  • Corruption
  • Government accountability and responsiveness
  • Strategic interaction in policy-making
  • Citizens’ responses to public policy
  • Government spending and policymaking
  • Economic growth

 

(bargaining & policy outcomes; citizens' influence & government accountability in less-democratic countries; change, continuitity, and credibility of institutions)

 

Biography

AWARDS & GRANTS

Outstanding Paper, Kim Myong Whai Award 2014, for Korea Observer

Korea Foundation (Korea) Field Research Fellowship, 2014-2015

International Women’s Day Award, 2014, the Australian National University (for mentorship, research, education and advocacy)

East Asia Institute (Korea) Fellow, 2013-2014

Finalist, Minerva Awards 2013 (US Department of Defense) (estimated $729,000)

Research Development Grant Award, 2012-2013, Australian National University

ARC Center for Excellence in Policing and Security Visiting Fellow award, 2011-2012

Keeler IntraUniversity Professorship, University of Kansas. 2011-2012 (estimated $ 40,000).

Academic Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Washington D.C., 2011-2012 (declined).

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

Institute of Policy and Social Studies Faculty award, University of Kansas, 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, Summer 2005.

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

Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation Faculty Development Award, 2004-5, $11,706.00.

University of Kansas Office of International Programs International Conference Award, 2004

Freeman Foundation-University of Kansas CEAS Faculty Development Grant, 2003.

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

Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2000-2002, $20,000.00.

US Dept of Education-University of Kansas CEAS Faculty Development Fund Award, 1999-2000.

Researcher's projects

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

2015.““East is East, and West is West”? Reimagining Asian Exceptionalism and the Study of Democratization.” Government and Opposition

2015. “South Korea in 2014: A Tragedy Reveals the Country’s Weaknesses.” Asian Survey

2015. “Strategic Party Choices in Emergent Democracies: Taiwan’s 2008 Legislative Election.” Representation. With Hans Stockton

Yap, O 2013, 'Consolidating Democracy in Korea: Economy as Impetus, Corruption as Issue', Korea Observer, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 517-544

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. 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2001. “Malaysia into the 21st Century.” In Southeast Asia Handbook of Economic Development. Patrick Heenan and Monique Lamontagne, ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, p 56-66.

2001. “Election Rules and Social Stability. ” In Choosing a President: The Electoral College and Beyond, ed. Paul Schumaker and Burdett Loomis. With Erik Herron and Ronald Francisco. New York: Chatham publishers, p 143-160.

 

BOOKS

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

Yap, O & Gibb, R, eds, 2014, Annual Editions: Comparative Politics 13/14, Mcgraw Hill, USA.

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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