EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, June 2014.

Major Field: Comparative Politics ; Minor Field: International Relations & Research Methods

 

Dissertation:

Political Participation and Democratic Citizenship in New Democracies—Asia in Comparative Perspective

Dissertation Committee: Harold D. Clarke (chair), Marianne Stewart, Euel Elliott, Linda Keith

 

M.A., in Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas, May 2011.

 

M.A., summa cum laude in International Relations, Tam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2004.

Thesis:

Non-Traditional Security Issues in Asia – A comprehensive security perspective of Singapore’s foreign policy

 

B.A., in Business Administration, Tam Kang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 2001.

 

Graduate Certificate –

Economic and Demographic Data Analysis, 2013

University of Texas at Dallas

*15 Credit Hours in Econometrics and Data Analysis

 

Time Series Analysis, Summer, 2010

University of Essex, Essex, UK -

*Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Comparative Politics; Chinese Politics; East Asia and Southeast Asia Politics; International Security Issues; International Political Economy (IPE); Electoral Behavior; Media and Politics; Survey Research Methods.



PUBLICATION

 

“Valence politics and electoral choice in a new democracy: The case of Taiwan,” with Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, and Li-Khan Chen in Electoral Studies, Volume 32, Issue 3, September 2013, Pages 476-481

 

Karl Ho, Dennis L.C. Weng, and Harold Clarke. 2015. “Democratization and Political Socialization in Taiwan: A Hierarchical Age-Period Cohort (HAPC) Model Analysis.”

Accepted by Electoral Studies. (Forthcoming)

 

Dennis L.C. Weng, 2015. “Contextual Effects on individual voting behavior: The case of Taiwan.” Asian Journal of Political Science. (Forthcoming)

 

Ching-Hsing Wang and Dennis Lu-Chung Weng, 2015. “The Effects of Civic Consciousness and Civil Disobedience on Support for and Participation in Contentious Politics.” Under review by International Political Science Review.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng. 2015. “Election Matters: The case of China’s village elections.” Under review by Journal of Chinese Political Science.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng, 2015. “Reassessing models of Presidential Approval in Taiwan, A Time Series Analysis approach from 2000-2013.” Under review by Asian Survey.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng, 2015. “Political Participation in Asia: A Structure Equation Modeling Approach.” Under review by Social Science Quarterly.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION 

 

28. Dennis L.C. Weng and Yao-Yuan Yeh. 2015. “Two become one: Integration between Economic Voting and Issue Voting (Independence-Unification) in Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Taiwan Politics Conference, Austin, November, 2015.

 

27. Ching-Hsing Wang and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2015. “The Effects of Civic Consciousness and Civil Disobedience on Support for and Participation in Contentious Politics.” Accepted for Presentation at the Taiwan Politics Conference, Austin, November, 2015.

 

26. Dennis L.C. Weng and Yao-Yuan Yeh. 2015. “Why Younger Generations Are More Pro-democracy in China? Evidence from the China Survey.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual Meeting of American Association of Chinese Studies, Houston, October, 2015.

 

25. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2015. “Say No to China: A Lesson of Economic Integration and Political Disintegration from Taiwan-China Relation” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April, 2015.

 

24. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2014. “Political participation in Asian new democracies – A Structure Equation Modeling Approach.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Southerna Political Science Association, New Orleans, January, 2015.

 

23. Harold Clarke, Karl Ho, and Dennis L.C. Weng. 2015. “The Robustness of Valence Models of Electoral Choice: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Asian Political Methodology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, January, 2015.

 

22. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2014. “Age Cohorts ad Public Opinion on Cross-Straits Relations, Partisanship and Turnout in Taiwan.” Invited for Presentation at the Conference on Democratic Governance, Cross-Strait Security and Prosperity, Washington D.C., October, 2014.

 

21. Dennis L.C. Weng, Karl Ho, Harold Clarke, and Alexander Tan. 2014. “The Political Economy of Integration and Separatism: A Longitudinal Study of Taiwan-China economic unification and political independence.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington D.C., August, 2014.

 

20. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2014. “Making Political Choice in Asian New Democracies: The case of Taiwan’s Presidential Elections.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Seattle, April, 2014.

 

19. Dennis L.C. Weng, Karl Ho, Harold Clarke, and Alexander Tan. 2014. “Economic Integration and Political Disintegration: Observing Attitudinal Change on National Security in Taiwan, 2003-2012.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

18. Karl Ho, Dennis L.C. Weng, Harold Clarke, and Yuying Chen. 2014. “Democratization and Political Socialization in Taiwan: An Age, Cohort and Period Analysis on Political Values” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

17. Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart, Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. 2014. “Mixed Logit Models of Heterogeneous Leader Effects on Electoral Choice: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2014.

 

16. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “Political participation in Asian new democracies – A Structure Equation Modeling Approach” Accepted for Presentation at the International Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November, 2013.

 

15. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “ Political Participation in Asia- The Case of Democratic Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Chinese Studies (AACS), New Jersey, October, 2013. 

 

14. Dennis L.C. Weng. 2013. “Making Political Choice in New Democracies: Rival model testing in Taiwan's 2004 to 2012 Presidential Elections.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Chicago, August, 2013.



13. Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. 2013. “Incumbency advantage, Dominant Party and Democratization of Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2013.



12. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2013. “Does electoral system matter on incumbency advantage? A Multi-level Analysis on the case of Taiwan.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, April, 2013.



11. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2013. “Does electoral system reform increase incumbency advantage? The consequences of Taiwan’s 2008 electoral reform.” Accepted for Presentation at the Annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), Orlando, Jan, 2013.

10. Dennis L.C. Weng, Harold D. Clarke, and Karl Ho. 2012. “A Structural Equation Model of Political Participation in Taiwan.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., Nov, 2012.



9. Harold D. Clarke, Karl Ho, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2012. “Valence Issues and Performance Politics: What matters most to Taiwanese voters? ” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., Nov, 2012.



8. Dennis L.C Weng and Yi-Bin Chang, 2012. “Does electoral system matter on incumbency advantage? The case of Taiwan’s legislative elections reform.” Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), New Orleans, April, 2012. (meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Issac)



7. Dennis L.C Weng and Karl Ho, 2012. “Incumbency advantage, Dominant Party and Democratization of Taiwan,” Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), New Orleans, April, 2012. (meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Issac )



6. Dennis L.C Weng, 2012. “Why incumbency advantage no longer advantage incumbent? The case of Taiwan’s councilor election,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA), San Diego, April, 2012.



5. Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2011. “Valence Theory and Performance politics in Taiwan Elections,” presented at the Texas A&M University Network of Regional European Scholars Conference "Valence Politics and the Continuing Economic Crisis in Comparative Perspective," College Station, TX, March, 2012



4. Karl Ho, Harold D. Clarke, Li-Khan Chen, and Dennis L.C. Weng, 2011. “Valence Theory and Issue Voting in Taiwan Municipal Elections,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Taiwan Election and Democracy Studies (TEDS) held at the Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, Dec, 2011.



3. Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho, 2010. “The Bankers Awaiting Bailout: Reassessing models of Presidential Approval in the case of Democratic Taiwan, 2000-2009,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Washington D.C., September, 2010.



2. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2010. “Applying US model to Taiwan: A Comparative study of presidential responsiveness to public opinions in new and developed democracies,” Presented at the Annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (SWPSA), Houston, April, 2010.



1. Dennis L.C. Weng, 2004. “Southeast Asia Security Community Review: A Comprehensive Security Perspective,” Presented at Annual Conference on Southeast Asia Studies in Taiwan, Taipei, April, 2004 (in Chinese).



WORKING PAPERS



Dennis L.C. Weng. 2015. “Political participation in Southeast Asia – A Structure Equation Modeling Approach.” Prepare for Invited Book Chapter.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng and Yao-Yuan Yeh. 2015. “Two become one: Integration between Economic Voting and Issue Voting (Independence-Unification) in Taiwan.” Prepare for submission to an academic journal.

 

Harold Clarke, Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. “The Robustness of Valence Models of Electoral Choice: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective.” Prepare for submission to Journal of Politics.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng. “Connections and Political Responsiveness: A survey experiment on China's bureaucratic system.” Prepare for submission to Political Research Quarterly.

 

Harold Clarke, Marianne Stewart, Dennis L.C. Weng, and Karl Ho. “Mixed Logit Models of Heterogeneous Leader Effects on Electoral Choice: Asia in Comparative Perspective.” Prepare for submission to American Journal of Political Science.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng and Karl Ho. “Incumbency advantage, Dominant Party and Democratization of Taiwan.” Prepare for submission to Party Politics.

 

Dennis L.C. Weng and Xiang Cai. “Housing Affordability and Regional Variations in China: A New Approach to Housing Affordability Policy.” Prepare for submission to an academic journal. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES



US –

 

Dept. of Government, Wesleyan University

GOVT 157  Introduction to Comparative Politics

GOVT 299  Contemporary Political Issues in Asia

GOVT 409  Honor Thesis - Advisor

GOVT 271  Political Economy of Developing Countries

GOVT 297  Politics of China

 

Political Science Program, University of Texas at Dallas

PSCI 4396 Contemporary Political Issues in Asia

PSCI 4V97 Independent Study in American Politics and Government–Survey Design

PSCI 4321 Media and Politics – Survey and Campaign Design

PSCI 3350 Comparative Politics

Latin America Politics

 

UK –

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

3B - Time Series Analysis (Professor Harold D. Clarke)

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

 

TW –

Academia Sinica Summer School in Political Methodology

Institute for Political Methodology (Taiwan), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Structure Equation Modeling in Social Science (Professor Harold D. Clarke) 

Other Experiences
Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Teaching & Research Assistant, 2009- Present
 

Editorial Assistant, 2010/07 – Present

The International Journal of Electoral Studies (Editor, Ashbel Smith Professor Harold D. Clarke)
 

Research Assistant, 2010/01 – 2010/06

Data Analysis (Professor Linda Keith and Professor Brandon Kinne)

 

Teaching Assistant, 2009/09 – 2010/01
Latin America Politics (Professor Jennifer Holmes, Fall 2009)

Invited Talk

 

Guest Speaker, NATSA Annual Meeting, Harvard University, June, 2015

Guest Speaker, National Sun Yat-Sen University, March, 2015

Guest Speaker, National Chengchi University, March, 2015

Guest Speaker, Stanford University, Dec, 2014

Guest Speaker, College of East Asia Studies, Wesleyan University, Oct, 2014; March, 2015, April 2015  

 

METHDOLOGICAL SKILLS

Modeling techniques:

Discrete choice models, Multivariate regression models, Time series analysis, Multilevel models (HLM), Structure Equation Models
Statistical Programming – SPSS, R, STATA, EVIEWS, MPLUS, LISREL , SAS



LANGUAGES

Chinese: Native
English: Fluent







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