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

National Chengchi University (NCCU)
March 27-29, 2015
Taipei, Taiwan

  CSES would like to express its gratitude to the Election Study Center (ESC)
of National Chengchi University (NCCU) for their financial and organizational support of the events..


Conference Registration

Opening Remarks
by Chi Huang

Panel 1


Audience Questions

Group Picture

Planning Committee

Taipei 101

Conference: Representation and Participation around the World

Location: Social Science Information Center, National Chengchi University (NCCU)
Friday March 27, 2015

Conference Themes

The objective of this conference is to bring together scholars from Europe, Asia, America and elsewhere to explore different aspects of public opinions and behavior under differing political systems. In recent years, there is increasing disaffection and discontent with governments around the world. We also see increasing party polarization in individual- and aggregate-level analysis. Scholars are also concerned about representation in unequal societies. Therefore, we have invited presentations that draw on analysis of political engagement, participation, and representation to tackle the representation problem from divergent perspective. What sort of political engagement best responds to public opinion? Will disinterest and disaffection lead to low level of political engagement and, more importantly, less political accountability? When there has been a steady increase in party polarization, what is the underlying mechanism of voters' policy positions and what determines vote choices? We have a particular interest in cross-level, cross-national studies that address the effects of institutions on opinion or behavior.

09:00 - 09:30 ... Registration

09:30 - 10:00 ... Opening Remarks

10:10 - 12:00 ... Panel I: Accountability in Democracies: A Comparative Perspective 13:30 - 15:30 ... Panel II: Political Attitude and Knowledge: Measurement and Assessment 16:00 - 17:20 ... Panel III: Generation, Attitudes, and Voting Behavior

17:20 - 17:30 Conference Concludes

CSES Module 5 Planning Committee meeting
Location: Howard Civil Service International House
Taipei, Taiwan
Saturday March 28 - Sunday March 29, 2015

General Business (2 hours) - Introductions and welcome
- General updates - Module 4 updates: participation and data releases
- Discussion: GESIS Klingemann Prize years of eligibility issue
- Review of calendar for CSES Module 5
- Future Planning Committee and Plenary locations
- Plans for publications, panels, etc. to encourage CSES Scholarship

Subcommittee reports and discussion (4 hours)
- Module 5 Content Subcommittee
- Core/Demographics Subcommittee
- Political Information Subcommittee
- Macro/District Subcommittee
- New Technology and Data Collection Guidelines Subcommittee

Discussion of Module 5 Themes, Content, and Questions (4 hours)

Planning Committee Meeting Participants

  1. John Aldrich
  2. Eva Anduiza
  3. Ali Carkoglu
  4. Elisabeth Gidengil
  5. David Howell
  6. Chi Huang
  7. Aida Just
  8. Georg Lutz
  9. Stephen Quinlan
  10. Nicolas Sauger
  11. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck
  12. Carlos Shenga
  13. Alberto Simpser
  14. Markus Wagner
  15. Masahiro Yamada
  16. Elizabeth (Liz) Zechmeister