China Seminar 30 April: Chau Yung-mau An Assessment of Local Politics and Its Prospects in Taiwan

China seminar

April 30, 2014, 15:15

Arsenaal, room 001


Chao Yung-mau   (National Taiwan University and IIAS, Leiden)


An assessment of local politics and its prospects in Taiwan

Since 1950, Taiwan has built a very early and successful local autonomy. However, local politics in Taiwan is still suffering from patron-clientele politics, black gold politics, privilege politics, closed politics, power monopoly politics, informal politics and corruption. Now local politics in Taiwan is also exploiting a political evolution, an open and civil political system, decentralization, and a central-local partnership system. Those development are helpful to build public awareness in public affairs and promoting civil participation.


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May 21, 2014: Hilde De Weerdt (Leiden U): “The Communication and Empire Project: Digital and comparative perspectives on middle-period Chinese history”


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