Written by Kharis Templeman. These are all signs of what political scientists call party system institutionalisation (PSI)—the degree to which interactions among significant political parties, including the issues they advocate for, their membership and bases of support, and the shares of the vote each wins, are stable across multiple election cycles. Is PSI good for democracy? In general: yes.
Written by Ya-Hui Cheng. For eight years, under the leadership of Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan and China had maintained close ties. When President Tsai took