Government and Politics in Taiwan

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Routledge, Jan 22, 2018 - Political Science - 312 pages

Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this new and revised second edition of Government and Politics in Taiwan introduces students to the big questions concerning change and continuity in Taiwanese politics and governance. 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.

Using key features such as suggestions for further reading and end-of-chapter study questions, this textbook covers:

• the transition to democracy and party politics;

• cross-Strait relations and foreign policy;

• electoral politics and voting;

• social movements;

• national identity;

• gender politics.

Having been fully updated to take to take stock of the 2012 and 2016 General Elections, the Sunflower Movement and new developments in cross-Strait relations, this is an essential text for any course on Taiwanese politics, Chinese politics and East Asian politics.


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Note on Romanization
the politics of martial law in Taiwan
Transition to democracy and democratic consolidation
Taiwans government and constitutional structure
milestones electoral systems and political
Party politics in Taiwan
Competing national identities
social welfare political
the Chen Shuibian
Taiwan under Ma Yingjeou and Tsai Ingwen
A multitude of political miracles and future challenges

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About the author (2018)

Dafydd Fell is the Reader in Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies and Director of Centre of Taiwan Studies, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK.

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