Party Politics in Taiwan

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

By Dafydd Fell

© 2005 – Routledge

200 pages

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About the Book

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

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL008000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Elections
POL042000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General