Crafting Democratic Institutions

  • Tien Hung-mao
  • Cheng Tun-jen
Part of the St Antony’s book series


Democratic transition in Taiwan began in 1986 when the ruling party embraced political reform while the opposition took the risk of forming a political party. The first popular presidential election on 23 March 1996 marks the end of this process. Since the causes and preconditions for democratic changes in Taiwan have been well-documented, this chapter focuses on the trajectory and results of democratization.1


Electoral System Party System Democratic Institution Democratic Progressive Party Political Reform 
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