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Election Polling and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan and Korea

The UC Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies will host the conference, Election Polling and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan and Korea.

December 1, 2016 9:00am to 4:00pm
Polling the opinions of voters has become a regularized electoral institution in post-Third Wave democracies like Korea and Taiwan. At the same time, the use, influence, and even accuracy of polling in elections has increasingly come under scrutiny. This conference convenes leading scholars of electoral politics in Korea and Taiwan, as well as counterparts from the United States. The conferees examine the ways in which polling informs and facilitates, or impedes and frustrates, democratic competition. Among the topics that panelists will present on include the role of political parties and mass media, public trust and confidence in polling, the responsiveness of politicians to polls, and technological challenges and innovation in our methods of gauging public opinion.
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