Written by J. Michael Cole. In recent months, no subject has been brought up more often by Taiwan watchers than the party infighting that has been developing within the blue and green camps in the lead-up to Taiwan’s general elections next January. Much of that interest stems from the impact that the candidate selection, and of course the election itself, will have on Taiwan’s future external policy at a time of unprecedented engagement opportunities for the island-nation.
Written by Chao-Hsuan Chen. In the past two decades, a number of researchers have sought to determine how the process of social protest after 1970s became the turning point in Taiwan’s democratization. However, the authoritarian Kuomintang’s (KMT) process of shaping the local electoral system, especially in the 1950s, has seldom been the subject of concern.
Written by Yu-Hua Chen. Taiwan completed its nine-in-one local election on 24 November 2018, which ended up with a historical defeat of the ruling Democratic
Written by Dongtao Qi. The results of Taiwan’s 2018 nine-in-one local elections surprised many observers. Surely many of them had been anticipating the DPP’s loss
Written by Ian Inkster, Mark Wenyi Lai and Victoria Hsin Hsin Chang. Identity Politics in the International Context The global thesis is that industrial democracies
Written by Ian Inkster, Mark Wenyi Lai and Victoria Hsin Hsin Chang. The academic commentaries now hitting the scene in the Taiwanese newspapers and social
Written by John Copper. On November 24, 2018, Taiwan held its mid-term election or what was better known as its “Nine-in-One Election.” Voters went to
Written by Timothy Rich. Alongside local elections, Taiwanese also faced ten national referendums on Saturday, 24th of November. This proliferation was made possible by changes
Written by Lauren Dickey. On Saturday, 24 November, the people of Taiwan went to the polls to vote for over 11,000 local-level officials and voice
Written by Kharis Templeman. On November 24, Taiwan voters will go to the polls to elect over 11,000 local officials for nine different kinds of
Written by Yu-tzung Chang. International news reporters visiting Taiwan to report on elections for the first time will certainly be amazed by the variety of