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Fell, Dafydd (2014) 'Measuring and Explaining the Electoral Fortunes of Small Parties in Taiwan’s Party Politics.' Issues and Studies. An International Quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian Affairs, 50 (1). pp. 153-188.

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Over the last two and a half decades the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party have dominated Taiwan’s party system. From 2008-2012 they were the only parties represented in the Legislative Yuan. Nevertheless, there have been periods in which other parties have had a significant impact on the party system. These parties have received considerable media attention during and between campaigns, won significant numbers of parliamentary and local assembly seats, and affected the Taiwanese political agenda. In this paper I assess the impact of these small parties on the party system and offer some explanations for their electoral successes and failures over the last decade.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Taiwan; new parties; small parties; political parties; elections.
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
ISSN: 10132511
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 10:21

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