Consolidating Taiwan's Democracy (Paperback)

By John Copper

University Press of America, 9780761829775, 191pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2005

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Description

Consolidating Taiwan's Democracy assesses the often-heard argument that political change in Taiwan, especially that resulting from recent elections that brought a change of ruling parties (first in the executive branch of government and then the legislative branch), proves that Taiwan's democratization has been "finalized" or consolidated. The author sees both positive and negative aspects to democracy's consolidation in Taiwan.


About the Author

John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of more than twenty books on Taiwan and China. In 1997, he was the recipient of the International Communications Award.