Regular Issue

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Volume #22, Number #2

Published in December, 2018

Many factors lie behind women being under-represented in politics, such as an uneven distribution of social, economic, and political resources, or traditional gender role expectations for females. These limitations prevent women from standing for elections. Few empirical studies have been conducted on examining the association between an electoral system, an electoral competition and the...

Wen-Jong Juang, Chiung-Chu Lin, Su-Feng Cheng, Teng-Wen Chang

When applied to a discussion of political accountability, the principal-agent theory implicitly assumes that citizens fully understand what the government is responsible for. Given their understanding of government responsibility, citizens can reward or sanction the incumbent based on the government’s performance.  This paper reexamines the above assumption and the applicability of the...

Tsung-han Tsai, Ching-hsin Yu

This paper examines why members of a security alliance raise disputes with their allies in public and the impact of such disputes on alliance relations. Allies sometimes have problems when they cooperate under a security alliance. Members of an alliance may have different views about how to enforce the alliance agreement; they may find their allies incapable of providing the security benefit...

Ping-Kuei Chen

This paper focuses on analyzing the actor-network which has been built by university and local communities based on the Humanity Innovation and Social Practice (HISP) project. We intend to explore the complicated translation processes between different actors after linking them together. Accordingly, we suggest a new theoretical approach in community empowerment studies, that is, a Bottom-up-...

Muyi Chou, Huei-Lan Xiong, Dung-Sheng Chen