Taiwan's Modernization in Global Perspective

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Peter C. Y. Chow
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Business & Economics - 391 pages

In five decades, Taiwan has shifted from an authoritarian regime to a multi-party democracy, has moved steadily toward modernization, and has become an economically affluent, socially pluralistic society. Its experience provides valuable lessons for developing countries. This book offers a critical assessment of Taiwan's path to modernization, focusing particularly on developments of constitutional democracy and the rule of law, democratic transition and consolidation, internationalization and globalization, and social developments.

From its market economy to its democratization, Taiwan provides a valuable case study. On social developments, it provides a unique model of demographic transition, rising women's social status, and the emergence of the nuclear family. In eighteen chapters written by prominent scholars, this book examines the multiple aspects of Taiwan's modernization in a global perspective.

 

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Contents

Taiwans Modernization Its Achievements and Challenges
3
Democracy in Taiwan and in AsiaAdvances and Challenges
29
Constitutional Reform and the Development of the Rule of Law
45
Constitutional Reform and Democratization in Taiwan 19452000
47
Think Globally Do Locally Internationalizing Taiwans Human Rights Regime
79
Economic Implications of the Rule of Law The Case of Taiwan
103
Global Markets Virtual Businesses and Local Law ROC Regulation of Electronic Commerce
115
Democratic Transition and Consolidation
133
Globalization and Modernization The Predicament of Sovereign Status for Taiwan
217
The TwoState Theory and CrossStrait Relations
237
Taiwan Can Say NO A Critique of the Clinton ChinaTaiwan Policy
263
Experiences and Major Policies in Taiwans Development
285
Modernization and Social Developments
293
Family Planning and Taiwans Modernization
295
The Effect of Modernization on the Family and Kinship Patterns of Three Generations of Taiwanese
317
Taiwans ModernizationWomens Changing Role
331

Democratization and the Evolving Nature of Parties Issues and Constituencies in the ROC
135
Obstacles to Democratic Progressive Party Success in PostReform Taiwan
161
Economic Performance and Democratic Transition Stylized Paradoxes and the Taiwan Experience
173
StateBusiness Relationship in Taiwan A Political Economy Perspective
195
Globalization and International Status
215
Modernization and the Development of Social Welfare Programs in Taiwan
361
Index
379
About the Contributors
387
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PETER C.Y. CHOW is Professor of Economics at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Consultant for the World Bank, and the editor of the companion volume Taiwan in the Global Economy (Praeger, 2001).

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