Religion and Democracy in Taiwan

Religion and Democracy in Taiwan

by Cheng-tian Kuo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791474464
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cheng-tian Kuo is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is the author of Global Competitiveness and Industrial Growth in Taiwan and the Philippines and Economic Regimes and National Performance in the World Economy: Taiwan and the Philippines.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Introduction

Theories of Religion and Democracy
Research Methodology
Changing Political and Religious Environment

2. Taiwanese Buddhism

General Description
The Buddha Light Mountain
Buddhist Compassion Relief Ciji Foundation
The Dharma Drum Mountain
The Zhongtai Zen Monastery
Other Buddhists

3. Christianity

General Description
The Presbyterians
The Baptists
The Local Church
Other Denominations

4. Daoism and Folk Religions

The Mazu Belief

5. Statistical Analysis (with Kuan Ping-yin)

Taiwan’s Religious Profile
Religion and Party Preference
Religion and Democratic Values
Religion and Democratic Behavior
Comparison of Taiwanese Believers
Comparing Taiwanese and Korean Believers

6. Conclusion

Summary and Comparison
Methodological, Theoretical, and Practical Implications


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