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Fell, Dafydd (2022) 'Environmental Protection after Taiwan’s Democratic Consolidation: Is Democracy Working for the Environment?' In: Hseih, John Fuh-Sheng and Cox, Robert, (eds.), Democratic Governance in Taiwan. Abingdon: Routledge. (Routledge studies on comparative Asian politics)

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Abstract

This chapter examines how Taiwan's democracy has performed in the area of environmental protection in its democratic consolidation period. The success of Taiwan's environmental movement is considered through its sensitizing, procedural, structural, substantive and political impacts. The chapter first reviews the environmental record of Taiwan's authoritarian and democratic transition eras, before looking in more depth at the post 2008 period. It does this by examining four environmental case studies: (1) opposition to the expansion of the petrochemical industry, (2) nuclear energy debates, (3) energy policy debates, and (4) the environmental movement's political impacts. The case studies suggest that democracy is working in the realm of environmental protection and that Taiwan thus deserves the title Green Democracy.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: School Research Centres > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions (Asia, Africa, Australia)
ISBN: 9781032323534
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Hseih, John Fuh-Sheng and Cox, Robert, (eds.), Democratic Governance in Taiwan. Abingdon: Routledge (2022). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003314592-7
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 12:42
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/37725

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