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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges

Editors: Lee, Wei-chin (Ed.)

  • Brings together well-known scholars in the field for a systematic and insightful scrutiny of Taiwanese domestic politics and external efforts in one single edited volume 
  • Offers a unique mix of qualitative and quantitative studies to enhance our understanding of the complexity and contradictions of Taiwanese politics
  • Provides rich and updated empirical analyses of politics in Taiwan and China, East Asian international relations, and US-Taiwan-China relations 
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This edited volume investigates and evaluates the context, causes, and consequences of various essential issues in Taiwanese domestic politics and external relations before and after the regime change in 2016.  It offers theoretical interpretation and temporal delineation of recent electoral shifts, party realignment, identity reformulation, and subsequent foreign policy adaptation in the 2010s. Contributors address these issues in three sections—“Democracy and New Political Landscape,” “The China Factor and Cross-Strait Dilemma,” and “Taiwan’s International Way-out”—to advance conclusions about Taiwan’s political transformation from both comparative and international perspectives. 

About the authors

Wei-chin Lee is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, USA. 

Reviews

“This compiled volume on Taiwan Politics is refreshing and thought-provoking. It astutely explores a new trajectory triggered by the critical 2016 elections on the island republic.  Its laser beam focuses on de-alignment in Taiwan’s fairly institutionalized party system and realignment in its external relations.  All crucial puzzles are included in the study, such as the advent of the millennial voters, the meteoric rise of the New Power Party, and Taiwan’s new southbound policy.  The volume is brimmed with first-rate scholarship.  Its contributors consistently provide insightful and unequivocal analyses.  This volume has really set a high bar for the study of democratic Taiwan.” (T.J. Cheng, Class of 1935 Professor of Government, College of William and Mary, USA)

“This new book is a welcome addition to the literature on Taiwan’s politics. The editor Lee Wei-chin has done a remarkable job gathering together many of the leading specialists on Taiwan’s domestic and international politics. I particularly enjoyed some of the chapters that addressed topics that are often neglected in studies of Taiwan’s politics such as on alternative parties, Japan-Taiwan relations, the comparison with Hong Kong and relations with South East Asia. As someone that teaches courses on undergraduate and postgraduate Taiwan’s politics, I look forward to adding many of these chapters to the reading lists for the next academic year!” (Dafydd Fell, Director Centre of Taiwan Studies, University of London, United Kingdom)

“The 2016 national election, which the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won handily (gaining a majority in the legislature for the first time), became a turning point in terms of Taiwan’s domestic politics and its diplomacy. Professor Lee Wei-chin sets the stage in this book for a stable of Taiwan specialist scholars to look in-depth at the problems Taiwan faced post-election. They do yeoman’s jobs in elucidating Taiwan’s current dilemmas.” (John F. Copper, the Stanley J. Buckman professor (emeritus) of International Studies at Rhodes College, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Turn of Fortune: Realignment in Taiwan’s Domestic Politics and Diplomacy

    Lee, Wei-chin

    Pages 1-30

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  • The Quality of Democracy in Taiwan

    Dickson, Bruce J.

    Pages 33-48

  • Taiwan’s General Elections of 2016

    Hsieh, John Fuh-sheng

    Pages 49-69

  • The Rise of the New Power Party in Taiwan’s 2016 Legislative Election: Reality and Challenges

    Chen, Ian Tsung-yen (et al.)

    Pages 71-96

  • Party’s Issue Competence and Electoral Decisions in Taiwan’s 2012 and 2016 Presidential Elections

    Yu, Ching-hsin (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 139,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77124-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges
Editors
  • Wei-chin Lee
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77125-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77125-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77124-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 330
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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