Taiwan

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.

The Aborigine Constituencies in the Taiwanese Legislature

November 2015

The Republic of China on Taiwan has long reserved legislative seats for its indigenous minority, the yuanzhumin.

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.

Change and the Unchanged of Polarized Politics in Taiwan

October 2014

News

Scholars Discuss Growing Evidence of China’s Interference in American Government and Society

December 2018

While Americans may be well acquainted with China’s quest for influence through the projection of power in the diplomatic, economic, and military spheres, they are less aware of the various ways in...

APARC Scholar on Taiwan's Local Elections

November 2018

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party suffered a large setback in Taiwan’s local elections on November 24, 2018, with voters delivering a sharp rebuke to President Tsai Ing-wen.We curate here...

Taiwan democracy project returns to APARC this fall

November 2017

After twelve years at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, the Taiwan Democracy Project will be returning to its original home at the Walter H.

Events

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

Cross-Strait Relations after the 19th Party Congress

October 2, 2017

AbstractSpeculation about the course of cross-Strait relations after the upcoming 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress ranges from greater PRC flexibility to substantially increased pressure on...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

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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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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Quality of Democracy Project

As democracy has spread over the past three decades to a majority of the world's states, analytic attention has turned increasingly from explaining regime transitions to evaluating and explaining...
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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
Christopher Carothers Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL