Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this new and revised second edition of Government and Politics in Taiwan introduces students to the big questions concerning change and continuity in Taiwanese politics and governance. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system, as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped Taiwan over the last few decades.
Using key features such as suggestions for further reading and end-of-chapter study questions, this textbook covers:
• the transition to democracy and party politics;
• cross-Strait relations and foreign policy;
• electoral politics and voting;
• social movements;
• national identity;
• gender politics.
Having been fully updated to take to take stock of the 2012 and 2016 General Elections, the Sunflower Movement and new developments in cross-Strait relations, this is an essential text for any course on Taiwanese politics, Chinese politics and East Asian politics.