© 2016

Political Behavior and Technology

Voting Advice Applications in East Asia

  • Editors
  • Da-chi Liao
  • Boyu Chen
  • Michael J. Jensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael J. Jensen, Da-chi Liao, Boyu Chen
    Pages 1-14
  3. Takayoshi Uekami, Hidenori Tsutsumi
    Pages 15-36
  4. Myungho Park, Minsu Jang, Seon-Ah Jeong, Chanhee Yook
    Pages 37-65
  5. Hidenori Tsutsumi, Takayoshi Uekami, Kazunori Inamasu
    Pages 91-114
  6. Shin Dong Kim
    Pages 115-136
  7. Michael J. Jensen, Jih-wen Lin
    Pages 157-165
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-188

About this book


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.


Voting Advice Applications Information Technology Political Behavior Democracy East Asia Japan Taiwan South Korea VoteMatch iVoter CCEJ Internet Politics Voting Behavior Party Systems Electoral Systems complexity computer democracy development research technology voter voting

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

Bibliographic information


“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