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Prof  William  CASE 

PhD Texas


Discipline: Comparative Politics

Contact information
Office: AC1-Y7709
Phone: 3442-6302
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: w.case@cityu.edu.hk
AC1 : Academic 1
MMW : Mong Man Wai Building
TYB : To Yuen Building
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  • State and Economic
  • Development in East Asia
  • Political Dynamics in East Asia
  • State and Economic Development in East Asia
  • Socio-political and regional issues in Southeast Asia
Research Interests
  • Comparative Democratization and Authoritarian Resilience
  • Elite Studies
  • Politics of Southeast Asia
Current/Recent Research Projects
  • Populism and Political Regimes in Southeast Asia
  • Single-party Dominance in Malaysia
  • Electoralism
Publications (2011-)
Books and Monographs
  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization, editor (London: Routledge), 2015, xii + 464 pp.
  • Mahathir’s Successors: Sharpening Dilemmas in Malaysian Politics (Baltimore: Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, University of Maryland School of Law), no. 2, 2011, 72 pp.
  • Executive Accountability in Southeast Asia: Legislatures in New Democracies and Under Electoral Authoritarianism, Policy Studies 57 (Honolulu: East-West Center), 2011, xiv + 74 pp. (14 citations)
Books Chapters
  • “Democracy, Hybridity, and Accountability in Southeast Asia’s Legislatures”, in William Case, ed., Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization (London: Routledge), 2015, pp. 250-267.
  • “Malaysia’s Unexceptionalism: Like Elsewhere Elites are Fractious”, in Meredith Weiss, ed., Routledge Handbook on Malaysian Politics (London: Routledge), 2015, pp. 36-49.
  • “Democracy and Change in Malaysia: When do Authoritarian Controls Backfire?”, in Edmund Fung and Stephen Drakely, eds., Democracy in Eastern Asia: Issues, Problems and Challenges in a Region of Diversity (Oxford: Routledge), 2013, pp. 161-180.
  • “Corruption Unplugged under Abdullah”, in Bridget Welsh and James Chin, eds., Transformations: The Abdullah Badawi Years in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre), 2013, pp. 339-353.
  • “Democracy and Democratic Change”, in Mark Beeson and Nick Beesley, eds., Issues in Twenty-first Century World Politics, 2nd ed., (London: Palgrave-Macmillan), 2013, pp. 235-250.
  • “Legitimacy Deficits and Recovery in Malaysia”, in John Kane, Hui-Chieh Loy, and Haig Patapan, eds., Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (London: Palgrave Macmillan), 2011, pp. 105-126.
Journal Articles
  • “Vietnam in 2015: Factional Battles, Economic Tailwinds, and Neighborhood Jitters”, Asian Survey (University of California), vol. 56, no. 1 (January/February), 2016, (SSCI; impact factor 0.299)
  • “Malaysia in 2013: A Benighted Election Day (and Other Events)”, Asian Survey (University of California), vol. 54, no. 1 (January/February), 2014, pp. 56-63. (SSCI; impact factor 0.299)
  • “Post-GE13: Any Closer to Ethnic Harmony and Democratic Change?”, The Round Table (Routledge), vol. 103, no. 6 (December), 2013, pp. 511-519. (2 citations)
  • “Malaysia in 2012: A Non-election Year”, Asian Survey (University of California), vol. 53, no. 1 (January/February), 2013, pp. 134-141 (SSCI; impact factor 0.299; 7 citations)
  • “Defending Borders: States and Nation-States in the ASEAN 5”, International Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press/Sogang Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), vol. 1, no. 1 (January), 2013, pp. 45-62.
  • “Brunei in 2011: Early Electoralism and Social Progress”, Asian Survey (University of California), vol. 52, no. 1 (January/February), 2012, pp. 233-237. (SSCI; impact factor 0.299; 2 citations)
  • “Electoral Authoritarianism and Backlash: Hardening Malaysia and Oscillating Thailand”, International Political Science Review (Sage/International Political Science Association), vol. 32, no. 4 (September), 2011, pp. 438-57. (SSCI; impact factor 0.592; 8 citations)
  • “What Ails Democracy in East Asia?”, Australian Journal of International Affairs (Routledge), vol. 65, no. 3 (June), 2011, pp. 360-70. (SSCI; impact factor 0.482).
  • “Laos in 2010: Political Stasis, Rabid Development, and Regional Counter-weighting”, Asian Survey (University of California), vol. 51, no. 1 (January-February), 2011, pp. 202-207. (SSCI; impact factor 0.299; 12 citations)