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Taiwans Presidential Politics: Democratization and Cross-Strait Relations in the Twenty-First Century Muthiah Alagappa

Taiwans Presidential Politics: Democratization and Cross-Strait Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Muthiah Alagappa

Published November 30th 2001
ISBN : 9780765608345
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The March 2000 presidential election was an important milestone in the democratic development of Taiwan, with the Kuomintang turned out of power after five decades of control and replaced by the Democratic Progressive Party. This book address theMoreThe March 2000 presidential election was an important milestone in the democratic development of Taiwan, with the Kuomintang turned out of power after five decades of control and replaced by the Democratic Progressive Party. This book address the variety of effects that Taiwans democratic development and the election will have on domestic policy in the region. Part one looks at trends and changes in Taiwans politics and analyzes the outcome of the March 2000 election. The chapters in part two discuss the international implications of Taiwans democratic evolution for a variety of issues, including political, economic and security relations on both sides of the Taiwan strait- Japans foreign policy in the region- U.S. foreign policy in the region- and peace and security in Southeast Asia. The challenges and prospects for continued democratic consolidation and the implications and lessons for the PRC and Southeast Asia are also explored.