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Fell, Dafydd (2014) 'Should I Stay or Should I Go? Patterns of Party Switching in Multiparty Taiwan.' Journal of East Asian Studies, 14 (1). pp. 31-52.

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Patterns of party switching in Taiwan have played an important role in the development and relative stability of its party system. In this study I aim to track key patterns of how politicians switched their partisan affiliation during the critical periods of party system change. I examine the level of party switching, where party switching was most prevalent, when switching was most common, and the most common types of switching since the advent of multiparty politics in Taiwan. Party switching is an important phenomenon in the development of party politics in Taiwan but thus far it has received surprisingly little systematic attention. This is the first comprehensive attempt to tackle this understudied topic.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Taiwan, party switching, party defections, Kuomintang, Democratic Progressive Party, party politics
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Politics and International Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
ISSN: 15982408
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Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2014 15:42

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