Research Program

Joint Research Program

Waseda Global Asia Seminar

Global Asia Consective Seminars

※Consecutive two seminars following two weeks.For Details of those seminars click HERE!

Day 1

Theme: Consequences of Electoral Engineering: The Case of New Zealand and Thailand
Day 1 has been conducted successfully. ※The summary can be downloaded HERE.
Date: October 21 (Mon), 2013
Time:18:00-19:30
Venue:Room 501, 5th Floor, Building 19 Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University
Lecturer:Dr.Attasit Pankaew
Medium:English
Registration: No Required
Commentator: Prof. Eiji Murashima
Abstract:
The majority of countries which have recently undergone electoral reform have chosen Mixed-Member Electoral Systems (MMS) instead of pure type (Plurality-Majority or Proportional Representation models). This lecture will conduct a case of two countries that have changed its electoral system from the pure type (majoritarian) to a mixed system (but different subtypes) - New Zealand and Thailand, and show the consequences of electoral engineering.

 

Day 2

Theme: Institution Designing and Its Effect on Public Opinion
Day 2 has been conducted successfully. ※The summary can be downloaded HERE.

Date: October 28 (Mon), 2013
Time:17:00-18:30
Venue:Room 501, 5th Floor, Building 19 Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University
Lecturer:Dr.Attasit Pankaew
Medium:English
Registration: No Required
Commentator: Dr. Yuki Fukuoka
Abstract:
Public opinion is an expression of attitudes of public. Opinion of each individual could be taught or subtle translated through the process of socialization. However, public opinion could be affected through political institution arrangement as well – in this case decentralization of political structure. This lecture will present the model that show the role decentralization plays in shaping citizens’ attitudes toward a political system.

Dr.Attasit Pankaew

<Profile>
Dr. Attasit Pankaew is currently holding a lecturer position at faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand. His areas of expertise include comparative politics and political behavior - in the realm of the effect of political institution setting on citizens’ political behavior. Apart of his academic profession, Dr. Attasit  is also served as a researcher at the Thailand Political Database Website – www.tpd.in.th , which provides Thai political data to the public.

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