Since I began my appointment at McMaster in January of 2013, I have edited two special sections of international peer reviewed journals, published 10 articles and book chapters and several op-eds on elections, electoral reforms, party politics, and the representation of women and minorities in Asia. You can find links to my work here:

Upcoming Book

  1. Francheschet, Susan, Mona Lena Krook and Netina Tan, eds. Global Handbook on Women’s Political Rights. Palgrave MacMillan (Forthcoming). Preview here:

Special Journal Issues

  1. 2016. Guest Editor. Special Section on Gender Reforms, Quotas and Women’s Political Representation in Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore”, Pacific Affairs (89:2): 84 pp.
  2. 2015. Guest Editor. Critical Perspectives on “Quotas and Non-Quota Strategies in East Asia.” Politics and Gender 11(01): 46 pp.

Journal Articles

  1. 2016. “Gender Reforms, Quotas and Women’s Political Representation in Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore”, Pacific Affairs(89:2):309-323.
  2. 2016. Why are Gender Reforms Adopted in Singapore? Party Pragmatism and Electoral Incentives”, Pacific Affairs (89:2):369-393. Shortlisted for for the William L. Holland Prize for the most outstanding journal article published in Pacific Affairs for 2016.
  3. 2015. “Introduction: Quotas and Non-Quota Strategies in East Asia.” Politics & Gender 11 (01): 171–75.   
  4. 2015. Party Quotas and Rising Women Politicians in Singapore.” Politics & Gender 11 (01): 196–207.
  5. 2014. The General and Presidential Elections in Singapore 2011.” Electoral Studies 35: 374-8.
  6. 2014. Ethnic Quotas and Unintended Effects on Women’s Political Representation in Singapore.” International Political Science Review, 35 (1): 27-40.
  7. 2013. Manipulating Electoral Laws in Singapore.” Electoral Studies, 32 (4):632-643.

Book Chapters

  1. 2018. “Elected Women Politicians in Singapore’s Parliament: An Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profile,” in Women of Asia: Globalization, Development, and Gender Equity, Eds, Linda Lindsey and Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, Routledge. Available here: (IN PRESS).
  2. 2016. “Pre-Electoral Manipulation, Gerrymandering and Its Effects on Singapore’s 2015 GE,” in Voting in Change: Politics of Singapore’s 2015 General Election, edited by Terence Lee and Kevin Tan, 169-190. Singapore: Ethos Book.
  3. 2015. “Institutionalized Hegemonic Party Rule in Singapore.” In Party Institutionalization in Asia: Democracies, Autocracies and the Shadows of the Past, edited by Erik Kuhonta and Allen Hicken, 49-73. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  4. 2014. “Embracing Uncertainty and Democratization in Singapore.” In Democracy in Eastern Asia, edited by Edmund Fung and Steven Drakeley, 181-202. New York: Routledge.
  5. 2014. “Singapore.” In Party Politics in Southeast Asia: Organization, Money and Influence, edited by Wolfgang Sachsenroder. CreateSpace Publishing: 261-285.
  6. 2004. “Human Security in Southeast Asia: A Gender and Constructivist Perspective.” In Asia in the New Millennium: APISA First Congress 2003, edited by Amitav Acharya and Lee Lai To, 595-627. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic.

Op-Eds, Policy Briefs and Reports

  1. 2018. Netina Tan. “Malaysia’s Dire Democratic Crisis”, The Conversation, 25 Mar, with Cassandra Preece.
  2. 2018. “Why did it take so long for Canada to kill the Philippines Helicopter Sale?” The Conversation, 25 Feb, with Marvin Mercado.
  3. 2016. Are Gender Quotas Helping Female Politicians in Asia?” 24 Jun.
  4. 2015. PAP’s Win Silences its Critics.” East Asia Forum, 16 Sep.
  5. 2015. Singapore’s 2015 Election: Can the People’s Action Party Strengthen Its Mandate to Rule?” Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 8 Sep.
  6. 2012. Democracy in Southeast Asia: A New Generation’s Take.” New Mandala: New Perspectives on Mainland Southeast Asia, Section on Singapore, 26 Mar.
  7. 2012. “Brain Drain, Immigration and Integration in Singapore,” co-author with Joseph Wong. Policy paper commissioned by CSIS and NSCS.
  8. 2011. Singapore’s Divisive Seventh Presidential Election.” Asia Pacific Memo 101, 15 Sep.
  9. 2011. “Fear No More: Singapore’s Defining 2011 General Election.” Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Current Affairs & Analysis No.1, 7 May.
  10. 2011. Turn of Tide: Singapore’s Watershed Election 2011.” Asia Pacific Memo 82, 22 Feb.
  11. 2011. Singapore Revs Up for Elections.” Berita, Spring 2011, pp 13-15.
  12. 2011. Singapore Clamps Down on Social Media.” Asia Pacific Memo 58, 22 Feb.
  13. 2009. “Lee Kuan Yew’s Legacy on Leadership Succession.” The Online Citizen, 16 Sep.
  14. 2009. Nominated Ministers’ Idea: Don’t Take the Road to Less Accountability.” Straits Times, 15 Jun.
  15. 2009. “Gender Quota Versus GRC scheme: Conflicting Signals.” Straits Times, 6 Jun.
  16. 2008. My Fieldwork Experience in Singapore and Taiwan.”  CCSEAS Newsletter 8.1, pp. 4-5
  17. 2007. “ASEAN Response to Myanmar: Coordinated Engagement as a Way Forward.” Straits Times, 8 Oct.
  18. 2007. “Grant Single-Mums Maternity Leave Freely.” Straits Times, 2 Feb.
  19. 2007. “Nurture the Smart Kids as Well as the Not-So-Smart.” Straits Times, 25 Jan.
  20. 2003. “Have Interns Help MPs Research Policy Issues.” Straight Times, 18 Mar.
  21. 2003. “Women Warriors: Singapore Military Still Largely a Man’s Turf.” Straits Times, 24 Jan.
  22. 2000. “More on the F word.” Straits Times, 27 May.

Book Reviews

  1. Review of Political Booms: Local Money and Power in Taiwan, East China,Thailand and the Philippines by Lynn White in Pacific Affairs, 84.1 (March 2011): 121-2.
  2. Review of Building Party Systems in Developing Democracies by Allen Hicken in Journal of East Asian Studies 10.1 (2010 Jan-Apr):155-168.
  3. Review of Democratization in Taiwan: Challenges in Transformation, ed. by Philip Paolini and James Meernik, Pacific Affairs 83.1 (Spring 2010) 160-2.
  4. Review of Maritime Security in Southeast Asia, ed. by Kwa Chong Guan and John K. Skogan, Pacific Affairs 82.1 (Spring 2009) 152-4.
  5. Review of Corruption and Good Governance in Asia, ed. by Nicholas Tarling, Journal of East Asian Studies 6.3 (2007):511-514.
  6. Review of The Curse of Independence by Shelby Tucker, SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research 4.1, (Spring 2006): 48-51.
  7. Review of Making Enemies: War and State Building in Burma by Mary Callahan, SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research 3.1 (Spring 2005): 233-5.
  8. Review of Living Silence: Burma Under Military Rule by Christina Fink, SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, 1.2 (Autumn 2003): 35-7.

For more on my publications, see my CV.