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Scholarly Publications

Do Weberian Bureaucracies Lead to Markets or Vice Versa? A Coevolutionary Approach to Development

May 2016

AbstractAre Weberian bureaucracies a precondition for capitalist markets or is it the other way around?

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

December 2015

At the end of Chen Shui-bian’s two terms as the president of Taiwan, his tenure was widely viewed as a disappointment, if not an outright failure.

Threats, Alliances, and Electorates: Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

November 2015

 Over the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

Other Publications

Conference Report: The Politics of Polarization in Taiwan [Oct. 2014]

December 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Taiwan’s Strategy for Regional Economic Integration

October 2014

News

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

March 2017

Video of Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman talk about their latest book on Taiwan: "Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui...

FSI scholars offer insight on historic China-Taiwan talks

December 2015

In the wake of the recent historic meeting of the leaders of China and Taiwan, the Stanford News Service asked two of the university's Asia experts about the aftermath of that meeting and its...

President Ma delivers talk on Taiwan-US relations via videoconference

June 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, CDDRL's Taiwan Democracy Project welcomed President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China (Taiwan) as he addressed a crowd of over 200 in a talk commemorating the 70th...

Events

Taiwan's White Terror from the Vantage of Fiction: A Reading and Discussion

May 1, 2017

Green Island: A NovelA stunning story of love, betrayal, and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the 20th century. February 28, 1947: Trapped inside the family...

Taiwan's Democratic Development: Reflections on the Ma Ying-jeou Era

February 23, 2017

The eight-year presidency of Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016) in Taiwan left a complex legacy of political achievements, confrontations, and disappointments that defies easy characterization.

Taiwan's Foreign Policy in a New Era

January 30, 2017

AbstractDr. Tien will reflect on security and economic trends in the Asia-Pacific region, and speak about Taiwan's foreign policy strategy in light of these trends. BioDr.

Projects

Taiwan Democracy Project Working Paper Series

This series is a collection of occasional working papers produced for the Taiwan Democracy Project, supported by the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law.  TDP WP 2015:2 - Threats,...
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Taiwan Democracy Project Speaker Series

The Taiwan Democracy Project Speaker Series features talks by Taiwanese public officials, intellectuals, and scholars, and by U.S.-based scholars of Taiwan and of cross-strait relations.
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Annual Conference on Taiwan Democracy

Each year, CDDRL's  Taiwan Democracy Project organizes at least one public conference addressing some of the challenges confronting Taiwan's democratic development, in comparative perspective.
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Multimedia

A New Era in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement

May 2016

 On April 26, CDDRL and the Taiwan Democracy Project welcomed Joshua Chi-fung Wong, founder of the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism, and Nathan Kwun-chung Law, a prominent activist and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Federation of...

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 2016

AbstractTaiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades. The 2016 elections, in which the Democratic Progressive Party, led by Dr.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Kharis Templeman Academic Research & Program Manager, Democracy in Taiwan