The Quality of Democracy in Taiwan

  • Bruce J. Dickson
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Most studies agree that Taiwan has a consolidated democracy. But while the level of democracy has been fairly constant for the past 20 years, the quality of democracy has varied considerably. This chapter examines the quality of democracy in Taiwan with a variety of indicators, analyzes the institutional sources of decline in the quality of democracy, and identifies the challenges facing the Tsai administration.


Taiwan Quality of democracy Political reform Ma Ying-jeou Tsai Ing-wen KMT DPP 


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  • Bruce J. Dickson
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  1. 1.George Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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