Yuko Kasuya is a Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Law, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Her research interests include democratization, democratic governance, political institutions, accountability and transparency. She is the author of Comparative Politics (in Japanese, Miverva Publishing, 2014) and Presidential Bandwagon: Parties and Party Systems in the Philippines (Keio University Press, 2008/Anvil, 2009). She has also edited Presidents, Assemblies, and Policy-Making in Asia (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013) and Politics of Change in the Philippines (co-edited with Nathan Quimpo, Anvil, 2010). Her articles can be found in Electoral Studies, The Pacific Affairs, and Party Politics. Kasuya holds a PhD in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, an MA in Development Studies from Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands), and a BA in Political Science from Keio University. Her research has been funded by the Abe fellowship, Fulbright scholarship, Rotary scholarship, and other sources. She was a visiting scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University April 2009 to March 2011.