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Political polarization in Taiwan : a growing challenge to catch-all parties?

Politische Polarisation in Thailand : eine wachsende Herausforderung für alle Parteien
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Clark, Cal; Tan, Alexander C.

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Abstract "For the last decade, politics in Taiwan have become increasingly polarized over the national identity issue. Yet, the bitter division between the two major parties is not really reflected in the electorate. The authors seek to explain this paradox by examining the changing nature of political parties, in particular the growing role of ideological activists in campaigns, the rise of cultural and identity issues, the difficulty for new parties to emerge, the decline of catch-all parties, and the tendency for major parties to engage in cartel activities." (author's abstract)
Keywords Taiwan; Asia; political system; party; polarization; political movement; political theory; development; historical development; national identity; public opinion; ethnic group; identity; election; political elite; citizen; politician; role; Far East
Classification Political System, Constitution, Government; Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Method applied research; empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 7-31
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 41 (2012) 3
Issue topic Taiwan under KMT rule: recent trends in domestic politics and cross-strait relations
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works