Political Behavior and Technology

Voting Advice Applications in East Asia

Editors: Liao, D.-c., Chen, B., Jensen, M.J., Pritchard, C.W. (Eds.)

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This volume is a study of the emergence and consequences of computerized voting advice applications (VAAs) in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. In contrast to the European experience of VAAs simplifying vote choices, this research shows that VAAs in East Asia may increase their complexity.

About the authors

Takayoshi Uekami, Okayama University, Japan Hidenori Tsutsumi, Kagawa University, Japan Myungho Park, Dongguk University, South Korea Minsu Jang, Dongguk University, South Korea Seon-Ah Jeong, Dongguk University, South Korea Chanhee Yook, Dongguk University, South Korea Kazunori Inamasu, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan Shin Dong Kim, Hallym University, Korea Austin Wang, Duke University, USA Jih-wen Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Reviews

“This book acts as a solid starting point for refining VAAs in Asia. … for those of us who study political opinions and how they are formed, understanding and evaluating the effects of VAAs will become important area of study. This ambitious, cross-cultural book provides a solid platform on which to build future studies and attempts to improve VAAs in East Asia.” (Sung Kyum Cho, Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research, Vol. 3 (2), February, 2016)

"This volume offers a pioneering collection of research on the recent experience with voting advice applications in East Asia. Written by some of the leading experts and practitioners in this area, this book's important comparative insights make it a must-read for any scholar interested in modern campaign technology, information, and voting." Alexander H. Trechsel, Head of Department, Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, Italy

'Much still needs to be learned about the consequences and implications of new digital communications technology and computerized voting advice applications on citizen politics of modern democracies. This volume is a timely contribution to this effort and enterprise. This book promises to be a good reference for scholars and students not only of East Asian politics but also of citizen politics more generally.' Alex Tan, Professor in Political Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jensen, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Voting Advice Applications in Japan: An Overview

    Uekami, Takayoshi (et al.)

    Pages 15-36

  • Issue Voting: The Introduction and Development of VAAs in Korea

    Park, Myungho (et al.)

    Pages 37-65

  • Strengthening Democracy: Development of the iVoter Website in Taiwan

    Liao, Da-chi (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

  • The Effects of VAAs on Voter Sophistication in Japan

    Tsutsumi, Hidenori (et al.)

    Pages 91-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Behavior and Technology
Book Subtitle
Voting Advice Applications in East Asia
Editors
  • Da-chi Liao
  • Boyu Chen
  • Michael J. Jensen
  • Colin W Pritchard
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51892-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137518927
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52206-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
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