[KS] Wednesday, March 18 at UC Berkeley: Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Berkeley Center for Korean Studies cks at berkeley.edu
Tue Mar 10 00:45:07 EDT 2015

*The Center for Korean Studies*

*University of California, Berkeley*

*Cordially invites you to the following **colloquium*

Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Events | March 18 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Speaker: *Taeku Lee*, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Moderator: *T.J. Pempel*, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Sponsors: Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/>
, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/>, Center
for Korean Studies (CKS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cks/>, Center for
Japanese Studies (CJS) <http://ieas.berkeley.edu/cjs/>

"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies,
entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the
interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the
political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of
scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the
timing of changes in public opinion (as measured by opinion polls) to the
timing of legislative debate and decision. In this presentation, we extend
the parameters of political responsiveness in several aspects. First, we
examine responsiveness in non-U.S. contexts, beginning with South Korea and
with focused comparison to Taiwan and Japan. Second, we examine the context
in which electoral surveys are conducted, with a critical eye toward the
contrasting uses of polling for the purposes of “manufactured publicity”
and maintaining the status quo of political elites, contra the purposes of
expanding the boundaries of the political and engendering greater
democratic contestation. Third, rather than relying on the quantitative
analysis of extant survey data, we draw primarily on an extensive set of
in-depth qualitative interviews of pollsters, journalists, scholars, and
party officials.

Event Contact: ieas at berkeley.edu, 510-642-2809


*And other upcoming events....*

Korean Literature on the Global Stage: Musan Cho Oh-hyun (무산 조오현): Korean
Sijo Poetry and Traditional Culture (한국 시조, 전통 문화)

[image: Inline image 1]

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies

March 20 | 2-7 p.m.

David Brower Center <http://www.browercenter.org/>, Richard and Rhoda
Goldman Theater

Please join us Friday, March 20th for a conversation with Musan Cho Oh-hyun.

Cho Oh-hyun, who writes under the Buddhist name Musan, was born in 1932 in
Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province of Korea. He has lived in the mountains
since he became a novice monk at the age of seven. In 2007, he received the
Cheong Chi-yong Literary Award for his book Distant Holy Man. The lineage
holder of the Mt. Gaji school of Korean Nine Mountains Zen, he is in
retreat as the head of Baekdamsa Temple at Mt. Seoraksan.

A symposium celebrating Korean poetry and Cho Oh-hyun's works in particular
has been organized by the Center for Korean Studies. The event will host a
number of well known writers, musicians, academics, and scholars—a
celebration of Korean Literature on the Global Stage.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Cho Oh-hyun speak and get a book
of his poetry autographed by the author, free.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://koreanstudies.com/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreanstudies.com/attachments/20150310/f7735a44/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: choohhyun.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 31692 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://koreanstudies.com/pipermail/koreanstudies_koreanstudies.com/attachments/20150310/f7735a44/attachment.jpg>

More information about the Koreanstudies mailing list