Political Science IUB

EASC Colloquium: Public and Legislator Support for Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage in Taiwan (Timothy Rich, Associate Professor, Political Science, Western Kentucky University)

ABSTRACT: Debates over same-sex marriage have increased globally over the past 20 years, with Taiwan likely to be the first in Asia to legalize. Yet little research analyzes public perceptions or legislator positions on the issue. Through a combination of national public opinion surveys, legislator-level data, and an original experimental survey, Dr. Rich will address the factors influencing support for legalization and the effects of the 2016 Taiwanese election.

BIO: Timothy S. Rich is an assistant professor in political science at Western Kentucky University and an IU alum (PhD 2012). His primary research focuses on the electoral politics of Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, with broader interests in the domestic and international politics of East Asia and in electoral reforms. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles.

Friday September 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday September 22, 2017 01:15 PM
Global and International Studies Building, Room 2067
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