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Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years

Kharis Templeman, Yun-han Chu, and Larry Diamond, editors
Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years
ISBN: 978-1-62637-904-6
$89.95
ISBN: 978-1-62637-911-4
$32.50
Forthcoming September 2020/400 pages/LC: 2020014995
Published in association with the Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
"Provides valuable insight into the difficult choices faced by Taiwan during the Ma Ying-jeou era ... an important case study for anyone who is interested in the nexus between the international environment and domestic political dynamics." —John Hsieh, University of South Carolina

DESCRIPTION

During the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in Taiwan (2008–2016), confrontations over relations with mainland China stressed the country’s institutions, leading to a political crisis. Nevertheless, its democracy proved to be resilient. The authors of Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan explore key aspects of the complicated Ma era, including party politics and elections, the sources of Ma's governance challenges, changing public opinion, protest movements, and shifts in the regional balance of power.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kharis Templeman is adviser to the Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Yun-han Chu is professor of political Science at National Taiwan University, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, and president of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

CONTENTS

  • The Dynamics of Democracy During the Ma Ying-jeou Era—the Editors.
  • PARTY POLITICS AND ELECTIONS.
  • The 2012 Elections—S. Rigger.
  • The DPP in Opposition—A.H.-E. Wang.
  • The KMT in Power—N.F. Batto.
  • The Party System Before and After the 2016 Elections—K. Templeman.
  • DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNANCE.
  • The Challenges of Governance—Y.-H. Chu and Y.-T. Chang.
  • Legislative Politics—I. S.-H. Huang and S.-Y. Sheng.
  • Watchdog Institutions—C. Goebel.
  • Managing the Economy—P.-S. Lee.
  • PUBLIC OPINION AND CIVIL SOCIETY.
  • Assessing Support for Democracy—Y.-T. Chang and Y.-H. Chu.
  • Trends in Public Opinion—C.-S. Yu.
  • The Impact of Social Movements—D. Fell.
  • Who Are the Protestors? And Why Are They Protesting?—M.-H. Huang and M. Weatherall.
  • Social Media and Cyber-Mobilization—E.C.-H. Yu and J.-S. Yu.
  • LOOKING OUTWARD.
  • Cross-Strait Relations—S.-Y. Ho.
  • In the Shadow of Great-Power Rivalry—D.P. Chen.