Government and Politics in Taiwan

Government and Politics in Taiwan

by Dafydd Fell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415575427

ISBN-13: 9780415575423

Pub. Date: 02/03/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook introduces the reader to the big questions that concern change and continuity in how politics operates and how Taiwan is governed. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system as well as an explanation of

Overview

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook introduces the reader to the big questions that concern change and continuity in how politics operates and how Taiwan is governed. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped Taiwan over the last few decades. Topics covered include: the transition to democracy, party politics, cross-strait relations, foreign policy, electoral politics and voting, political economy, national identity and social welfare. The key benefits of this text are:
• Suggestions for further reading
• Boxed lists of key terms and figures
• End of chapter study questions
• Discussion points
• Graphs, figures and photographs
• A series of case studies highlighting the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics. Government and Politics in Taiwan is an essential text for any course on Taiwanese politics, Chinese politics and East Asian Politics. It is also important supplementary reading for courses covering the process of democratisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415575423
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/03/2012
Series:
Routledge Research on Taiwan Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 0.97(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Government and Politics in Taiwan 2. Authoritarian Rule: The Politics of Martial Law in Taiwan 3. Transition to Democracy and Democratic Consolidation 4. Taiwan’s Government and Constitutional Structure 5. Electoral Politics: Milestones, Electoral Systems, and Political Communication 6. Party Politics in Taiwan 7. Local and Factional Politics 8. Competing National Identities 9. Taiwan’s External Relations: Balancing International Space and Cross-Strait Relations 10. From a Leninist Corporatist State to Vibrant Civil Society: The Emergence and Role of Social Movements 11. Is Democracy Working in Taiwan? Social Welfare and Political Corruption 12. Taiwan After 2000: Changes of Ruling Parties, Critical Elections and Lessons of Defeat 13. A Multitude of Political Miracles and Future Challenges

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