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A new era in democratic Taiwan, trajectories and turning points in politics and cross-strait relations, edited by Jonathan Sullivan and Chun-Yi Lee

In January 2016, Taiwan’s former authoritarian ruler, the KMT, the Nationalist Party of China, lost control of both the presidency and the legislature. Having led the democratization process in Taiwan during the 1980s, it maintained a winning coalition among big business, the public sector, green-collar workers and local factions. Until now.A New Era in Democratic Taiwan identifies past, present and future trajectories in party politics and state-society relations in Taiwan. Providing a comprehensive examination of public opinion data, it sheds light on significant changes in the composition of political attitudes among the electorate. Through theoretical and empirical analyses, this book also demonstrates the emergence of a ‘new’ Taiwanese identity during the transition to democracy and shows how a diffusion of interests in society has led to an opening for niche political organizations. The result, it argues, is a long-term challenge to the ruling parties. As the first book to evaluate Taiwan’s domestic and international circumstances after Tsai’s election in 2016, this book will be useful for students and scholars of Taiwan Studies and cross-Strait relations, as well as Asian politics more generally
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- The KMT coalition unravels : the 2016 election and Taiwan's new political landscape -- The role of democracy in the rise of the Taiwanese national identity -- Taiwan's political parties in the aftermath of the 2016 elections -- From protest to electioneering : electoral and party politics after the sunflower movement -- The media in democratic Taiwan -- Peace or war with Taiwan in China's foreign policy-- Has China's Taiwan policy failed? and if so, what next? -- New directions in Taiwan's foreign policy
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (195 pages).
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Form Of Item

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