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Fell, Dafydd (2019) 'Party Politics in Taiwan Revisited.' In: Fell, Dafydd and Hsiao, Hsin-huang Michael, (eds.), Taiwan Studies Revisited. London: Routledge, pp. 178-196. (Research on Taiwan Series)

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My first book, Party Politics in Taiwan: Party Change and the Democratic Evolution of Taiwan was published in August 2005. Now seems a good time to revisit this volume, as we are almost two decades from when I first started this research project. In this chapter I first discuss the origins of what became my PhD project on party change in the first decade of Taiwan’s multi-party politics. The book focused on three core questions about that period: How?, Why? and So what? In other words, it looks of how Taiwan’s parties changed ideologically, why they adjusted their issue positions, and the consequences of these changes. I briefly talk about the process of turning the PhD dissertation into a book manuscript, as well as how the book was reviewed in journals. After discussing the core findings of the book, I consider how the original research has stood the test of time and how the book has affected my subsequent research direction.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9780367201722
Copyright Statement: © 2019 Informa UK Limited
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 11:06

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