2006,《墨西哥的社會運動與民主化》。台北:台灣國際研究學會。 ("Social Movements and Democratization in Mexico," published by the Taiwan International Studies Association)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Mainwaring, Scott and Yen-Pin Su. Forthcoming. “Electoral Volatility in Latin America, 1932-2018.” Studies in Comparative International Development 

Su, Yen-Pin. Forthcoming. “Rules for Party Subsidies and Electoral Volatility in Latin America.” Latin American Research Review.

Su, Yen-Pin, and Fabricio A. Fonseca. Forthcoming. “Explaining the Party Unity of Governing Parties in Mexico.” Revista de Ciencia Política


Rashkova, Ekaterina, and Yen-Pin Su. 2020. “Political Finance Regimes and Party System Size: Evidence from New and Established European Democracies.” European Political Science Review 12(1): 35-48.

Su, Yen-Pin. 2018. “Personal Vote, Spatial Registration Rules, and Party System Nationalization in Latin America.” International Political Science Review 39(2): 192-208.


2017. "Is China Becoming a Hegemonic Challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean? A Political Economy Analysis of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal Project." Issues & Studies 53(1): 1740002-1-1740002-32. (with Oscar René Vargas Delgado)



2015. "Anti-Government Protests in Democracies: A Test of Institutional Explanations." Comparative Politics 47(2): 149-167.

2015. "Refining the Theory of Partisan Alignments: Evidence from Latin America." (with Miguel Carreras and ScottMorgenstern). Party Politics 21(5): 671-685.

2015. "Party Registration Rules and Party Systems in Latin America." Party Politics 21(2): 295-308. (online appendix)




2014. "Explaining Electoral Volatility in Latin America: Evidence at the Party Level." Latin American Politics and Society 56(2): 49-69.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Su, Yen-Pin and Fabricio A. Fonseca. 2021. “Political Institutions, Democratization, and Incumbent Party Cohesion Under Unified and Partial Unified Governments in Mexico.” In Presidents, Unified Government and Legislative Control, ed. Jung-Hsiang Tsai. London: Palgrave, 115-144.

2020. 〈拉丁美洲民主發展〉,向駿、陳敬忠主編,《橫議拉丁美洲》,台北:政大出版社,頁7-36。



Title: "Opposition Parties and Anti-Government Protests in Comparative Perspective"

Committee members: Scott Morgenstern (co-chair), Aníbal Pérez-Liñán (co-chair), Steven Finkel, and John Markoff.

Abstract: My dissertation examines why some democratic countries have experienced more anti-government protests than others. To investigate this question, I propose a party theory of protests, which posits that the patterns of protests in democracies are shaped by the mobilization capacity of opposition parties. Moreover, I argue that the effects of opposition mobilization capacity on protests are different in developed countries and developing countries, respectively. In this research, I conduct a quantitative analysis using data of anti-government protests, parties, and elections from 107 democratic countries. In addition, I conduct a comparative case study of Taiwan and Peru that draws on historical documents, news reports, and elite interviews.