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Prof. Da-chi Liao

Prof. Da-chi Liao

I.        Personal Information

1.  Name: Da-chi Liao

2.  Place of Birth: TAIWAN

3.  Address: Institute of Political Science

          National Sun Yat-sen University

          Kaohsiung 804, TAIWAN

4.  Phone: 886-7-5252000 ext. 5556

5.  E-mail: dcliao@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

6. Fax:   886-7-525-0053

        886-7-525-5540

 

II.     Current Position

1.     Professor and Director of Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN.

2.     Principle Investigator, EU-FP Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), National Contact Point (NCP), TAIWAN.

3.     Coordinator, E-Society research group which is part of the E-project under "the Aim for the Top University Plan "sponsored by the National Sun Yat-sen University and Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.

 III. Education

1.     Ph. D., Department of Political Science, The University of Michigan, 1990

2.     M. A., Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, National Chengchi University, 1981

3.     B.Ed., Department of Civic Education, National Taiwan Normal University, 1978

 

IV.  Academic Experiences

1.     Fulbright Scholar visiting at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2006.8-2007.8.

2.     Professor and Director of Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, TAIWAN, 2004.8-2006.7, 2009.2-2011.7.

3.     President, Taiwanese Political Science Association, 2005.01-2006.12.

4.     Director, University Library, National Sun Yat-sen University, 2000-2002.

5.     Director, Sun Yat-sen America Center, National Sun Yat-sen University, 2000-2002.

6.     Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, 1999.9-2000.2.

7.     Visiting Scholar, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 2000.3-2000.9.

8.     Research Fellow, Asia and World Institute, Taipei, 1991-1996.

9.     Associate Professor, Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, 1993-1998.

10.  Associate Professor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, National Sun Yat-sen University, 1990-1993.

V.     Specialty & Courses taught

1.     Comparative Politics

2.     Comparative Legislatures

3.     Party and Interest Groups

4.     Organization Theory

5.     Party and Election

6.     Comparative Local Politics

 

VI.   Membership in Professional Associations

1.     American Political Science Association (1990~)

2.     Taiwanese Political Science Association (permanent)

3.     Chinese Political Science Association (1990~)

4.     International Political Science Association (1990~)

 

VII.            Professional Awards

1.     Grade A award for research from Taiwan’s National Science Council (10 times)

 

VIII.        Community Service

1.     Supervisor, Asia Foundation In Taiwan (1995~)

2.     Editor, Issues & Studies, National Cheng-chi University (2004~)

3.     Editor, Political Science Review, National Taiwan University (2004~)

4.     The 8th Term Member of Human Right Protection Subcommittee, Executive Yuan (2008/08-2009/07)

5.     Auditing Member of the Government Service Quality Competition in the Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan (200020102011)

6.     Auditing Member of the Referendum Commission, Executive Yuan (2009/08-)

7.     The 9th Term Member of the Chinese Development Foundation, Mainland Affairs Council, Executive Yuan (2010-2012)

8.     Auditing Member of Political Party Registration Review Committee, Ministry of the Interior (2010-)

IX.  Publications

(A)  Published paper (1997~)

1.     Liao, Da-chi, 1997, “Political Leadership Style and Institutional Strength in a Democratizing Regime—A Case study of the Relationship between the R.O.C. on Taiwan’s President and Legislative Yuan since 1988.” In Search of Unified China, A. Larin & Peter K. Yu eds. Moscow: Russia Academy of Sciences.

2.     Liao, Da-chi, 1997, “Taiwan's Legislative Yuan." In World Encyclopedia of Parliaments & Legislatures, U.S.: Congressional Quarterly, pp. 657-663.

3.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, “Taiwan’s National Report.” Democracy and Local Governance: Vol. II. Ruth Nabholz, et al.eds. Honolulu: University of Hawaii.

4.     Liao, Da-chi, 1998, “Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites Across the Taiwan Strait: A Cultural Analysis.” Chinese Political Science Review, Vol. 30: 43-92.

5.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, ”Reflection on ROC’s Constitutional Design after the 2000 Presidential Election: The Establishment and Operation of Check and Balance Mechanisms.” Theory and Policy, Vol.14, No.3: 1-12

6.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, ”Leadership Conception of Local Elites Across the Taiwan Strait—A Cultural Analysis.” In Stuarts. Nagel ed., Handbook of Global Policy, New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc., pp. 231-270.

7.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, “Does Culture Matter?—A Study of Democratic Values of Local Elites in the Four East Asian System: Mainland China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.” Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 2, Dec.: 157-204.

8.     Liao, Da-chi, 2001, “Order beyond Design: Intergovernmental Relations and the Downsizing of Taiwan’s Provincial Government.” Issues & Studies, Vol. 37, No. 3, May/June:1-31.(SSCI)

9.     Liao, Da-chi and Tien-chu Tsai, 2002/May, “The Democratic Concepts Held by Local Elites on Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait: the perception of political participation, economic equality, and conflict reconciliation.” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 11, No. 31, May: 319-360

10.  Liao, Da-chi, and Chih-cheng Huang, 2002, “Institution, Intention, Election Result and Coalition Government—The Case of Taiwan’s Cabinet Formation after the 2001 Parliamentary Election.” Theory and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1: 27-54

11.  Liao, Da-chi, 2002, “A Preliminary Exploration of Local Political Change in Taiwan—To Compare Taiwanese Local Leaders’ Backgrounds and Views between 1993 and 2001.” Taiwanese Political Science Review, Vol. 6: 184-240.

12.  Liao, Da-chi, and Roy Tseng, 2003, “Democratization and the Effectiveness of Local Action—Perceptions of Local Taiwanese Leaders, 1993-2001.” Issues & Studies (SSCI), Vol. 39, No. 2, June: 73-106.

13.  Liao, Da-chi, and Chi-cheng Huang, 2003, “Democratization and the Effectiveness of Local Action—From the Perspective of a Two-wave Study on the Perceptions of Local Taiwanese Leaders(1993-2001).” Political Science Review (TSSCI), Vol. 19, Dec.: 85-112.

14.  Liao, Da-chi, 2004, “Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites Across the Taiwan Strait: An Empirical Study of County Leaders in both Taiwan(2001) and China(1996).” Journal of Social Science, Vol. 12, No. 1, June: 1-32.

15.  Liao, Da-chi, 2004, “The Unification or Separation between KMT and PFP—A Tug of War between Affection and Rationality.” Journal of Taiwan Democracy, Vol. 1, No. 3, Sep.: 203-211.

16.  Liao, Da-chi, and Chen-lin Hung, 2004, “Divided Government under the Predominance of the Opposition Party – The Case of Kaohsiung County’s Executive and Legislature Relations (1985- 2003).” Taiwanese Political Science Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Dec.: 5-50.

17.  Liao, Da-chi, 2004, “Machiavellianism over Confucianism: Taiwan’s Executive and Legislative Relations after the 2004 Presidential and Legislative Elections.” Cross-Strait and International Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4, Oct.: 1-21.

18.  Liao, Da-chi and Wang Vincent Wei-cheng, 2004, “Refunctionalizing a Frayed American China-Taiwan Policy: Incrementalism or Paradigmatic Shift?” Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, Vol. VIII, No. II, Oct.: 1-46.

19.  Liao, Da-chi and Chen-Lin Hung, 2004/11, “Divided Government under the Predominance of the Opposition Party: The Case of Kaohsiung County’s Executive and Legislature Relations (1985-2003).” Taiwanese Political Science Review, Vol. 8, No. 2: 5-50.

20.  Liao, Da-chi and Herlin Chien, 2005/March•April, “Why Taiwan did not have the Cohabitation? – An Analysis of Constitution and its Practice.” China Perspectives, No. 58: 55-59.

21.  Liao, Da-chi, 2005, “How Does A Rubber Stamp Become A Roaring Lion----The Case Study of the Transformation of The Taiwanese Legislative Yuan’s Role During the Process of Democratization (1950-2000).” Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Vol. 17, No. 2, June: 11-99.

22.  Liao, Da-chi, and Zhang Jun-hao, 2005, “Local Democracy—From the Perspective of Li & Cun Leaders’ Functions, Positions and Payments.” Legislative Yuan Review, Vol. 33, No. 8: 26-49.

23.  Liao, Da-chi, 2005/9, “The Role of Elites and Constitutional Development within the Hybrid System between the Rule of Law and the Rule of Human: A Retrospective Review as well as Prospective Design of Taiwan’s Constitutional Regime (1950~).” Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 3: 33-54.

24.  Liao, Da-chi, 2005/9, “How Does a Rubber Stamp Become a Roaring Lion? The Transformation of the Role of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan during the Process of Democratization (1950-2000).” Issues & Studies, Vol. 41, No.3: 31-79. (SSCI)

25.  Liao, Da-chi, Chih-cheng Huang, and Cheng-chang Hsieh, 2006/3, “The Impact of the Seventh Amendment to the ROC Constitution on the Role and Functions of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan: from Arena to Arena.” Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 1: 27-57.

26.  Liao, Da-chi, and Tun-jen Cheng, 2006/7, “Testing the Immune System of a Newly Born Democracy: The 2004 Presidential Election in Taiwan.” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 2, No. 1: 81-102.

27.  Liao, Da-chi, 2007/10, “Confucian Belief and Local Effectiveness: Survey Analysis on Taiwan Local Elites in Seven Countries and Cities (2001).” Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2: 105-143.

28.  Liao, Da-chi, 2008/6, “A Review of: ‘Corruption by Design: Building Clean Government in Mainland China and Hong Kong by Melanie Manion’.” International Public Management Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2: 235-239. (SSCI)

29.  Liao, Da-chi, Herlin Chien, and Huei-chi Chang, 2008/9, “The Myth of a Rigid Constitution in Taiwan: Its Origin, Persistence, and Impact upon Constitutional Reforms.” Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 3: 357-395. (TSSCI)

30.  Liao, Da-chi, and Herlin Chien, 2009/9, “Revisiting Rule of Law and Rule of Man. Issues & Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3: 1-35. (SSCI)

31.  Liao, Da-chi, Herlin Chien, and Hui-chih Chang, 2009, “Source of Rigid Constitution Myth in Taiwan and Its Impact. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, Volume 8, No.2: 45-62.

32.  Liao, Da-chi, and Hui-chih Chang, 2010/1, “The Choice of Constitutional Amendments in a Young Democracy—From Indirect to Direct Election of the President in Taiwan. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1: 111-131.

33.  Liao, Da-chi and Cheng-hsun Li, 2010/3, “Parliament Oversees the Cross-Strait Affairs: Show Case or Real Work?” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 7, No. 1:33-144. (TSSCI)

34.  Liao, Da-chi, 2010/6, ”Changes in Legislative Career Types and the Developmental Orientation of Democracy: A Study of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan from the Second Term to the Seventh Term.” Soochow Journal of Political Science, Vol. 28, No. 2: 49-96. (TSSCI)

35.  Liao, Da-chi, and Tsu-yu Liu, 2011/9, “Democratic Governance in Metropolitan Cities – A Cross – Country Comparative Study.” Journal of Urbanology, Vol. 2, No. 2: 33-56.

36.  Liao, Da-chi, and Bo-yu Chen, 2012/2, “The People Rule: Democracy as a Way of Life.” Taiwan Education Review, No. 673: 6-12.

 

(B)  Books & Articles in Books (1990~)

1.     Liao, Da-Chi, 1990, The Influence of Culture on Information Gathering in Organization: An Authoritarian Paradigm. Ann Arbor: UMI. Press.

1.     Liao, Da-chi, 1999, “Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites Across the Taiwan Strait.” Chen Wen-jun (ed.),  A Conference Proceedings of Local Government & Politics Across the Taiwan Strait, Kaohsiung: Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, pp. 549-584.

2.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, “Taiwan's National Report.” In Ruth Nabholz, et al. eds., Democracy & Local Governance, Vol. II, Honolulu: University of Hawaii.

3.     Liao Da-chi, and Chia-hao Hsu, 2002/7, “The President the GreatAn Inescapable Cultural Predicament in Taiwan’s Constitutional Practice.” Constitutional Systems and Presidential Power, Taipei: National Policy Foundation, pp. 371-39.

4.     Liao, Da-Chi, editor, 2002, American Policy in Asia Pacific Region After 9-11, Sun Yat-sen American Center, National Sun Yat-sen University.

5.     Liao, Da-chi, 2003, “Parliaments and Democratization: A Theoretical Consideration.” Yang Ri-qing (ed), Legislative Institutions & Operations Across the Taiwan Strait, Taipei: Weber, pp. 359-382.

6.     Liao, Da-chi, Chia-hao Hsu, and Mary Hsu, 2005, ”The President the GreatAn Inescapable Cultural Predicament in Taiwan’s Constitutional Practice.” John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, et al., Politics in Taiwan, after 2000. (forthcoming)

7.     Liao, Da-chi, and Herlin Chien, 2008/5, Confucian Belief and the Effectiveness of Local Governance: A Survey and Exploration of Taiwanese Local Elites in Seven Counties and Cities. In Paolino, Philip and Jamees Meernik eds., Democratization in Taiwan. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, pp. 25-52.

8.     Liao, Da-chi, 2009/8, “A Study of the Functions of Regional Joint Services Delivery Center in the Executive Yuan.” Taipei: Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan Edited.

9.     Liao, Da-chi, Fu-ren Lin, Hui-zhi Chang, Cheng-xun Li, and Jia-yu Hu, 2010/5, “The Construction of Political Myth—A Case Study on the Constitutional System of Taiwan’s Direct Elected President.” Xin-li Jiang, and Jin-long Chang eds., A Debate between Information Technology and Politics, Taipei: Yang-zhi, pp 3-34.

10.  Liao, Da-Chi, Fu-Ren Lin, and Yu-Ci Huang, 2012/1/4-7, “Incrementally Clustering Legislative Interpellation Documents.” 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System SciencesConference Publication HICSS-45, pp. 2521 – 2530. Maui, Hawaii. (NSC98-2414-H-110-015-MY3)

 

(C)  Conference Papers (1990~)

1.     Liao, Da-Chi, 1991, “Why Is There Fighting in the Legislative Yuan—the Significance of Disruptive Behavior by Legislators in Taiwan’s Democratization Process”, presented at the 15th World Congress, International Political Science Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2.     Liao, Da-chi, 1994, “Politicians' Strategies and Constitutional Viability," paper presented at the 2nd International Conference of Committee on Viable Constitutionalism (COVICO), March 17-20, Albany, N.Y., U.S.A.

3.     Liao, Da-chi, 1997, ”Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites Across the Taiwan Strait: A Cultural Analysis.” paper presented at the 1997 annual meeting of American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., August 28-31.

4.     Liao, Da-chi, 1998, ”A Comparison of the Democratic Conception of Local Elites across the Taiwan Strait –The Perception of Political Participation, Economic Equality, and Conflict Reconciliation.” Taipei: Tamkang University, Oct. 11-12.

5.     Liao, Da-chi, 1999/9, “Order Beyond Design: Understanding Intergovernmental Relations During the Process of Downsizing Taiwan’s Provincial Government.” paper presented at 95th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of American Political Science Association, Atlanta, September 2-5.

6.     Liao, Da-chi, 1999, “Leadership Conceptions of Local Elites across the Taiwan Strait.” The Conference of Local Government & Politics across the Taiwan Strait, Kaohsiung: Institute of Political Science, National Sun Yat-sen University, Sep. 28-29.

7.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000, “Parliaments and Democratization: A Theoretical Consideration.” The Conference of Legislative Institutions & Operations Across the Taiwan Strait, Taipei: National Chengchi University, July 21-22.

8.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000/8, “Parliaments and Democratization: A Theoretical Consideration.” paper presented at RCLS session on Parliament & Democratization, the Year 2000 IPSA World Congress, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 1-5.

9.     Liao, Da-chi, 2000/8, “Does Culture Matter—A Study of Democratic values of local elites in the Four East Asian Systems.” The APSA Annual Meeting 2000, Washington, D.C., Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

10.  Liao, Da-chi, 2000, “Order Beyond Design: Intergovernmental Relations and the Downsizing of Taiwan’s Provincial Government.” The Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University, Dec. 9-10.

11.  Liao Da-chi, and Chia-hao Hsu, 2001, “The President the GreatAn Inescapable Cultural Predicament in Taiwan’s Constitutional Practice.” The Conference of Constitutional Systems and Presidential Power, Taipei: National Policy Foundation, Dec. 14.

12.  Liao, Da-chi, 2002, “Democratization and the Effectiveness of Local Action--From the Perspective of the Two-wave Studies of Taiwanese Local Leaders’ Perception (1993-2001).” The Conference of Local Government & Business Across the Taiwan Strait, July 17-18. Beijing: The Peking University.

13.  Liao, Da-chi, 2002/8, “Democratization and the Effectiveness of Local Action--From the Perspective of the Two-wave Studies of Taiwanese Local Leaders’ Perception (1993-2001),” The APSA Annual Meeting 2002, Boston, USA., Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

14.  Liao, Da-chi, 2003/8, “How Does A Rubber Stamp Become A Roaring Lion----The Case Study of the Transformation of the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan’s Role During the Process of Democratization (1950-2000).” The APSA Annual Meeting 2003, Philadelphia, USA., Aug. 27-30.

15.  Liao, Da-chi, Chia-hao Hsu, and Mary Hsu, 2003/9, “The President the Great--An Inescapable Cultural Predicament in Taiwan’s Constitutional Practice.” 2003 Conference on Taiwan Issues, Charleston, South Carolina USA, Sept. 5-7.

16.  Liao, Da-chi, and Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, 2003/10, “Refunctionalizing a Frayed China-Taiwan Policy: Incrementalism or Paradigmatic Shift?” International Conference on American Future, Tamkang University, Taipei, October 4-5.

17.  Liao, Da-chi, 2003, “How Does a Rubber Stamp Become a Roaring Lion? The Transformation of the Role of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan during the Process of Democratization (1950-2000).” The Annual Meeting of Taiwan Political Science Association, Dec. 13-14. Taipei: The Soochow University.

18.  Liao, Da-chi, Fu-ren Lin, and Chia-hao Liang, 2004, “Using Data-Mining to Explore Information Networks in the Legislative Process --- A Comparative Study of the Fourth and Fifth Terms in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan.” The Conference of Political Science & Information, Science and Technology, April 15-16. Ilan: Fo Guang College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

19.  Liao, Da-chi, 2004/5, “No Pain, No Gain—A Look at Taiwan’s Democracy after the 2004 Presidential Election.” International Conference on Taiwan after the Election, Yale University, U.S.A., May 1.

20.  Liao, Da-chi, and Samuel C. Y. Ku, 2004/7, “Divided Government in Disguise?——A Comparative Study of Legislative and Executive Relations in Taiwan and the Philippines (1995-2004).” Sixth Workshop of Parliamentary Scholars and Parliamentarians: Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, UK, 31 July -1 August. (NSC92-2414-H-110-005)

21.  Liao, Da-chi, and Mary Hsu, 2004/9, “Machiavellianism over Confucianism: Taiwan’s Executive and Legislative Relations after the 2004 Presidential and Legislative Elections,” The 2004 Conference on Taiwan Issues, Columbia, South Carolina USA, Sept. 10-12.

22.  Liao, Da-chi, Fu-ren Lin, and Chia-hao Liang, 2004, ”The Utilization of the Data-mining Technique to Explore Information Networks in the Legislative Process ---- A Case Study of ‘The Statute Governing Relations Between Taiwan and Mainland China’ Subject to Review in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan in Its Fourth and Fifth Term.” The Annual Meeting of Chinese Political Science Association, Sep. 18-19. Tainan: National Cheng Kung University.

23.  Liao, Da-chi, Fu-ren Lin, and Chia-hao Liang, 2005, ”Event Retrospection with Meaningful Labeling on Politic News Topics.” The Conference of Political Science & Information, Science and Technology, April 14-15. Ilan: Fo Guang College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

24.  Liao, Da-chi, and Herlin Chien, 2005/7, “Tangoing between Li-Tzi and Men-Tzi: Prospect of DPP & PFP Coalition.” The First Taiwanese Political Party Workshop, London School of Oriental and African Studies, UK, July 5-6.

25.  Liao, Da-chi, and Herlin Chien, 2005/8, “Confucian Belief and the Effectiveness of Local Governance: Survey and Explore Taiwanese Local Elites in Seven Counties and Cities (2001).” The Conference of Emerging Democracies and Democratic Values: The Experiences of Taiwan and East Asia. University of North Texas, August 27-28.

26.  Liao, Da-chi, Fu-ren Lin, Chia-hao Liang, and Herlin Chien, 2005/9, “Using Data-Mining to Explore Information Networks in the Legislative Process --- A Comparative Study of the Fourth and Fifth Terms in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan.” The APSA Annual Meeting 2005, Washington, USA., Sep. 2-5.

27.  Liao, Da-chi, Ten-jen Cheng, 2006/3, “Testing the Immune System of a Newly Born Democracy: the 2004 Presidential Election in Taiwan.” International Seminar on the Institutionalization of Democracy: Comparing Electoral Processes, Mexico City, Mexico, March 22- 23.

28.  Liao, Da-Chi, Herlin Chien, and Tsung-Wei Lin, 2006/7, “Activation Energy of the Internet on Legislative Performance: Taiwan’s Fifth Term Legislative Yuan.” International Conference on Political Center or Periphery: Legislatures and Parliaments in the 21st Century. 7-8 July 2006, Soochow University, Taipei.

29.  Liao, Da-Chi, Fu-Ren Lin, Herlin Chien, Feng-Mei Huang, and Chen-Shun Lee, 2006/7, “Party Competition and Democratic Quality --A Comparative Study of Information Seeking and Networking in the Fourth and Fifth Legislative Yuan.” IPSA 20th World Congress. 9-13 July 2006, Fukuoka, Japan.

30.  Liao, Da-Chi, Herlin Chien, and Huei-chi Chang, 2007/4, “The Myth of a Rigid Constitution in Taiwan -- Its Origin, Persistence, and Impact upon Constitutional Reforms.” Taiwan’s Democracy and Future: Economic and Political Challenges, April 13-14, 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

31.  Liao, Da-Chi, Herlin Chien, 2007/9, “Rule of Law “vs” or “&” Rule of Human: A Comparative Leadership Study of De Gaulle and Chiang Ching-Kuo.” American Political Science Association APSA 2007 Annual Conference, August 30-September 2, 2007, Chicago, USA.

32.  Liao, Da-Chi, Fu-Ren Lin, Herlin Chien, Feng-Mei Huang, and Chen-Shun Lee, 2007/9, “Party Competition and Democratic Quality--A Comparative Study of Information Seeking and Networking in the Fourth and Fifth Legislative Yuan.” American Political Science Association 2007 APSA Annual Conference, August 30-September 2, 2007, Chicago, USA.

33.  Liao, Da-Chi, and Eric Chen-Hua Yu, 2007/9, “Assessment of Third Force Existing under the Two-Ballot Votes and Single Member District Plurality Voting System in Taiwan.” Paper presented at Taiwan, China and Democratization in East Asia: An International Symposium Conference, hosted by The Political Science Department, Graduate Program in International Affairs and Administration, Missouri State University, Sept. 29-30, 2007, Springfield, USA.

34.  Liao, Da-Chi, and Eric Chen-Hua Yu, 2008/1, “Are Taiwanese Politics Polarized?—An Overview Since 2000.” Paper presented at International Conference on Polarized Politics -- A Comparison between the US, South Korea, and Taiwan, hosted by Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, College of Social Sciences at National Sun Yat-sen University, January 26, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.

35.  Liao, Da-Chi, Fu-Ren Lin, and Huei-chi Chang, 2008/8, “The ‘In’ and ‘Out’ of Constitutional Myths in a Young Democracy---From the Indirect to Direct Election of the President in Taiwan.” American Political Science Association 2008 APSA Annual Meeting, August 28-31, 2008, Boston, USA.

36.  Liao, Da-chi, 2008/11, “Rationally Divided Taiwan----Reassessing and Forecasting the Dynamics of Taiwan’s Politics after the 2008 Presidential Election.” Paper presented at the conference Asia on the Move, Canadian Asian Studies Association 2008 Conference, November 13 - 16, 2008, The University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

37.  Liao, Da-chi, and Yuan-kui Zhu, 2009/7, “Changes in Legislative Career Types and the Developmental Orientation of Democracy: A Study of Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan from the Second Term to the Seventh Term.” Paper presented at 21st World Congress of Political Science, July 12-16, IPSA, Santiago, Chile.

38.  Liao, Da-Chi, and Pei-Te Lien, 2009/9, “Across the Pacific: Taiwanese / Chinese Abroad and Homeland Politics.” American Political Science Association 2009 APSA Annual Meeting, Sep. 3-6, 2009, Toronto, Canada.

39.  Liao, Da-Chi, Fu-Ren Lin, Yu-Ci Huang, Cheng-Xun Lee, and Zi-Yu Liu, 2011/9, “Categorizing the Candidates Campaign Promises of Taiwanese Legislative Yuan Elections----the Application of both Human Coding and Text-mining Approach.” American Political Science Association 2011 APSA Annual Meeting, Sep. 1-4, 2011, Seattle, USA.

40.  Liao, Da-chi and Chi-chen Huang, 2011/11/2-3, “The Declination of ”Chinese Identity” in Taiwan?!-----An Analysis of Survey Data from 1992 to 2008.” In Opportunities and Challenges in Cross-Strait Relations and East Asia Conference, Taipei: Mainland Affairs Council & Institute for National Policy Research.

41.    Liao, Da-chi, Jih-wen Lin, Bo-yu Chen, and Cheng-hsun Li, 2012/3/16, “Mythical or Missing Link between Sun Sign and Propensity to Vote-- Using iVoter Participants as Samples.” International Workshop on E-Society Research, NSYSU, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

42.    Liao, Da-chi, and Tsu-yu Liu, 2012/7/8-12, “Democratic Governance in Metropolitan Cities – A Cross – Country Comparative Study.” 22nd International Political Science Association World Congress, Madrid, Spanish.

 

Some articles and conference papers written in Chinese were not listed here, can be found in the Chinese version of personal vita.

 

X.     Short Biography

Dr. Da-chi Liao is Professor of Graduate Institute of Political Science at National Sun-Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Kaohsiung, an advisory board member of Mainland China Affairs Council (2011~), and a Party Review Committee member of Ministry of Interior, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (2010~). From 2004 to 2006, she served as the president of Taiwanese Political Science Association. She edited two books, American Policy in Asia Pacific Region After 9-11 (2002), and Democratization, Globalization, and the Role of Parliaments (2006, in Chinese). She also published more than 50 refereed journal articles. Now she is in charges of Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), National Contact Point of European Union 7th Framework Program in NSYSU and has been devoting significant time to study ICT (Information and Communication technologies) in society. Currently, she is cooperating with European University Institute to set up the iVoter website (http://ivoternet.org/) as a communication platform between Taiwanese voters and legislative candidates for the 2012 election and its aftermath. She received her Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1990.

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