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Gender Quotas and The Representation of Women: Empowerment, Decision-making, and Public Policy
Over the past two decades governments worldwide have begun to take action to correct gender disparity in representative bodies, resulting in drastic increases in women’s numeric representation. It is unclear, however, how ...
Dimensions of Politics: How Institutions Shape East. Asian Legislatures
This dissertation project explores how institutions have shaped dimensional structure in East Asian legislatures, including Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan in the past two decades. The major issues dividing the left ...
Voter Demands and Representative Behavior
This dissertation analyzes whether and when voters get the type of representation that they prefer from their political representatives in contemporary democracies. Theoretically, I argue that individual representatives ...
The gendered effect of losing an election and its consequences on descriptive representation
As in many other aspects of life, politics is not a one-shot-game. Most of the time it requires candidates running and losing several times before getting elected. By running and losing candidates can learn from their ...