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Party Politics in Taiwan Party Change and the Democratic Evolution of Taiwan, 1991-2004

By Dafydd Fell Copyright 2005
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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


    Dafydd Fell

    "This is a skillfully presented and very well-organized book that moves from chapter to chapter smoothly and efficently.  It never buries its readers under mountains of data and thus is also a book that reads easily.  Fell does not overwhelm the reader with jargon or with an overabundance of theory...By taking this tack, he makes Party Politics in Taiwan accessible and interesting to a wider audience than many other books on Taiwan's present-day political system this reviewer has read over the course of his 26 years spent studying Taiwan."--Murray A Rubenstein, Pacific Affairs, Vol 79 No 1, Spring 2006