In 1991 Taiwan held its first fully democratic election. This first single volume of party politics in Taiwan analyzes the evolution of party competition in the country, looking at how Taiwan’s parties have adjusted to their new multi-party election environment. It features key chapters on:
- the development of party politics in Taiwan
- the impact of party change on social welfare, corruption and national identity
- party politics in the DPP era.
Including interviews with high-ranking Taiwanese politicians and material on the 2004 Presidential election, this important work brings the literature up-to-date. It provides a valuable resource for scholars of Chinese and Taiwanese politics and a welcome addition to the field of regime transition and democratization.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. List of Tables List of Figures. Abbreviations. 1. Party Change and the Democratic Evolution of Taiwan 2. The Development of Party Politics in Taiwan 3. Issues in Taiwanese Electoral Politics 4. Party Change on the Social Welfare Issue 5. Party Change on the Political Corruption Issue 6. Party Change on the National Identity Issue 7. Party Politics in the DPP Era 8. Conclusion. Bibliography. Appendix 1. Appendix 2