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Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES)
Conference and Planning Commmittee Meeting

April 10-13, 2005
Taipei, Taiwan

We are very grateful to the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica (IPSAS) for sponsoring and organizing both the conference and the Planning Committee meeting.


Conference Location

Conference

Conference Dinner

Leader Hotel

Tour of Martyrs' Shrine

Tour Group

Planning Committee

International Conference on Elections and Democratic Governance
April 10-11, 2005
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Agenda

Sunday, April 10, 2005

08:45-09:00 Welcoming Remarks

09:00-10:30 Session I
Moderator: Ian McAllister, Australian National University, Australia
Papers Presented:

  1. Electoral Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy, Kees Aarts and Jacques Thomassen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  2. Identifying Sources of Democratic Legitimacy in Established and Emerging Democracies, Yun-han Chu, IPSAS, Ming-Hua Huang, National Cheng-chi University and Yu-tzung Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Discussants:

10:50-12:20 Session II
Moderator: Yu-Shan Wu, IPSAS, Taiwan
Papers Presented:

  1. Synergy and Trade-offs Between Accountability and Political Representation: On the Quality of Democracy and Democratic Governance, Radoslaw Markowski, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  2. Prerequisites for Accountability and Political Efficacy, Åsa Bengtsson, Department of Political Science, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Discussants:

13:50-15:20 Session III
Moderator: Chi Huang, National Chung-cheng University, Taiwan
Papers Presented:

  1. Does Proportional Representation Foster Closer Congruence Between Citizens and Policymakers?, André Blais and Marc André Bodet, Université de Montréal, Canada
  2. The Importance of Left-Right Orientations in the New Democracies, Gabriel Badescu, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania, and Paul E. Sum University of North Dakota, USA

Discussants:

15:40-17:10 Session IV
Moderator: Jacques Thomassen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Papers Presented:

  1. Discount by Account? Striking a Balance for Vote Choice, Bernhard Wessels, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), Germany
  2. The Political Effects of the Introduction of 'Two-Ballot Votes' System in Korea: Comparison with Japan, New Zealand and Germany, Nam-Young Lee, Sukmyung Women's University, Hyung-Joon Kim, Korean Social Science Data Center, Young-Tae Kim, Mokpo National University, and Wook Kim, Paichai University, Korea

Discussants:

Monday, April 11, 2005

09:00-11:00 Session V
Moderator: Yun-han Chu, IPSAS, Taiwan,
Papers Presented:

  1. Partisanship, Left-Right-Ideology and the Vote in France and Germany, Hermann Schmitt, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany
  2. Do Economic Differences or Institutions Explain Variance in the Economic Vote Among Countries?, Ulises Beltrán, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico
  3. A Comparison of Public Responses to Terrorist Attacks in Spain and the United States, Juan Diez-Nicolas, Analisis Sociologicos Economicos y Politicos (ASEP), Kenneth A. Rasinski and Tom W. Smith, NORC, University of Chicago, United States

Discussants:

11:20-12:50 Session VI
Moderator: Christiaan Keulder, Institute for Public Policy Research, Namibia
Papers Presented:

  1. An Exploratory Comparison of Partisan Strength Across Nations, Emile C. J. Sheng, Soochow University, Taiwan
  2. Turnout Matters: Sometimes, Patrick Bernhagen, University of Aberdeen, and Michael Marsh, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Discussants:


CSES Module 3 Planning Committee Meeting
April 12-13, 2005
Leader Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

Agenda

  1. Module 2 wrap-up
    • Review of studies recently agreeing to include CSES
    • Review of studies likely to be included in Module 2
    • Review of 2005 elections for additional countries to recruit
  2. Module 3 design
    • Feedback from Planning Committee members
    • Stimulus Paper - new version
    • Module 3 draft questionnaire - review, discuss, and revise
    • CSES as a rolling cross-section, or also longitudinal?
  3. Macro and Design Report changes?
  4. The budget
    • NSF grant update
    • Raising additional support - Secretariat, PC travel, data collection
    • In absence of additional funding, other possible future models for the Secretariat
  5. Upcoming meetings
    • 2005 CSES Plenary - funding, agenda
    • Planning Committee - meeting plans for upcoming years - timing and location?
  6. Marketing
    • Review of upcoming conferences - IPSA, Party Politics, Columbia conference on analyzing CSES-type datasets, APSA workshop in 2006, and other possibilities?
    • Review of upcoming books/journals - Hans-Dieter, Party Politics
    • Other - new logo, redesigned website, new brochure