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Fell, Dafydd and Kwan, Tommy Chung Yin (2020) 'The Relationship between Mainstream and Movement Parties in Taiwan: Case Studies of the New Power Party (NPP) and the Green Party Taiwan-Social Democratic Party Alliance (GPT/SDP).' In: Chiavacci, David, Grano, Simona and Obinger, Julia, (eds.), Civil Society and the State in Democratic East Asia Between Entanglement and Contention in Post High Growth. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 167-185. (Protest and social movements ; v. 20)

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Since democratization began in the mid-1980s, Taiwan’s party system has been dominated by two parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). However, smaller parties have at times played an important role, bringing diversity into the system, stressing different issues and representing neglected communities. These small parties tended to be those that split off from the mainstream parties, while alternative social movement parties struggled to be electorally relevant. The picture changed recently with the rise of two different types of movement parties, the New Power Party (NPP) and the Green Party Taiwan/Social Democratic Party Alliance (GPT/SDP). In this chapter we examine the relationship of these new players with the mainstream party, DPP, offering some thoughts on how the relationship affected the development of these alternative parties.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Taiwan, small parties, movement parties, party system
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
ISBN: 9789048551613
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 14:11

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