Visiting Fellow & Visisting Junior Scholars
Yen-chen TangPh.D. in Political Science, National Taiwan UniversityTel:886-2-8170-5125-6764E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgAreas of Specialization:Comparative Politics, Democratization, Electoral Behavior, and Political Communication.
Yen-chen Tang is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow of Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica. Yen-chen received her PhD in Political Science from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 2014. Her research interests include comparative politics, democratization, electoral behavior, and political communication. Her dissertation “Political Responses to Distrust in Institutions: A Perspective from East Asia” analyzed from a comparative perspective the democratization processes in Southeast and East Asia. In the study she dealt with the forms of political behavior that emerge in response to disappointment with the political environment as popular trust in institutions declines. Her findings show that institutional trust has a clear influence on political responses. In liberal democracies, citizens with low levels of institutional trust tend towards political apathy. Also, in electoral democracies, citizens with low institutional trust tend to exercise “voice” more often. The dissertation won the “Ministry of Science and Technology Doctoral Dissertation Award”. For her future research she is planning a project titled “Democratic Responsibility Deficits and Political Responses of East Asian People”. Her research questions are: “to what extent will the democratic responsibility of the people affect their political response?” and “Does the Democracy responsibility deficit affect the way people choose positive or negative political responses?”