This unique volume highlights Taiwan's ongoing efforts to mediate between competing political actors, a means to ensure domestic stability and national security without severely affecting its continuous economic growth and sovereign status in international society. Taiwan's Politics in the 21st Century concentrates on three general areas: domestic politics, political economy, and external relations. Written by prominent scholars in the field, including John Hsieh, Shelley Rigger, Cal Clark, Alex Tan, Joseph Wong, T Y Wang, Quansheng Zhao, Guoli Liu, and Chyungly Lee. It also provides an overview of Taiwan's process of democratic consolidation, unravels dynamic interactions among various domestic and international actors in policy design and implementation, and explores future challenges to Taiwan, thus leaving readers with a better understanding of the political complexity of Taiwan's attempts to strengthen its democratic governance and institutions.
The Nationalist Party (Kuomintang, KMT); The Rise and Fall of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP); An Overall Assessment of Taiwan's Political Economy in the 2000s; Taiwan's Industrial Upgrading Strategy; Taiwan Citizens' Views on Cross-Strait Economic Exchanges; Continuities and Changes of Beijing's Policy Toward Taiwan; Taiwan-US Relations in the 2000s; Taiwan's Participation in the Asia Pacific Region; and others papers.