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Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

Taiwan's Democracy at a Crossroads: Options and Prospects for Constitutional Reform

October 26, 2015

Activists push a ball reading "constitutional reform" during a sit-in to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Sunflower Movement outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei March 18, 2015....

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

Following Africa’s Lead: Opportunities and Threats of the Mobile Internet Revolution

October 11, 2012

***** NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION*****AbstractThe mobile Internet — accessed through smartphones, tablets, and 4G technology — is now set to overtake the wired Net in usage and users.

Taiwan’s Maturing Democracy

May 14, 2012

On May 14, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University hosted a seminar analyzing...

The 2012 Taiwan Elections: What Happened and Why?

January 25, 2012

Abstract: The 2012 Republic of China presidential and legislative elections to be held on January 14th mark the fifth presidential and seventh national legislative direct elections in Taiwan....

Building Institutions under Foreign Occupation: Police Reform in Colonial Taiwan versus the Philippines

January 19, 2012

Abstract: What explains the success and failure of institution-building under foreign occupations?

Building a Rule of Law in Afghanistan

January 12, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI).   Within FSI he is an affiliated faculty member with the...

Fourth Wave or False Start? Democracy After the Arab Spring

November 8, 2011

The decades-long political winter in the Arab world seemed to be thawing early this year as mass protests toppled Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and...

How Good is the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement -- and Good for Whom?: A Philippine View

February 24, 2011

On January 1, 2010, China and the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) finally, formally launched a China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) that encompasses nearly two billion...

Assessing the First Two Years of the Ma Ying-jeou Presidency: A Conversation with Dr. Su Chi

May 28, 2010

In this conversation, former Secretary General of National Security Council, Republic of China (Taiwan), Su Chi, and Director of CDDRL, Larry Diamond, will engage in a conversation about the first...

New Dynamic Triangle-Taiwan, US, and China: A Conversation

May 4, 2009

In this conversation, Taiwan's Representative to Taiwan, Jason Yuan, and Director of CDDRL, Larry Diamond, will talk about a variety of issues associated with the triangular relationship among...

Judicial Politics in Taiwan

April 9, 2009

Chin-Shou Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Graduate Institute of Political Economy at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan

May 30, 2008

It is the third annual conference of the Taiwan Democracy Program, which is part of Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

Property Law, Rule of Law, and Beyond - What Matters to Foreign Investors in China? And What Not?

February 5, 2008

Weitseng Chen, a Fulbright scholar, will receive his JSD from Yale Law School in October 2007.

The Spirit of Democracy

January 22, 2008

Stanford's Larry Diamond will discuss his forthcoming book, The Spirit of Democracy.

New Efforts to Promote Democracy

May 31, 2007

The symposium is being organized by the Center's "Taiwan Democracy Project." It will feature participation from the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the National Endowment for Democracy, and other...

Treating Tuberculosis in North Korea: NGO Humanitarian Aid and US-DPRK Reconciliation

April 19, 2007

Dr. Linton was born in Philadelphia in 1950 and grew up in Korea, where his father was a third generation Presbyterian missionary.

Taiwan's Democracy and China's Democratic Development: A Conversation

October 20, 2006

In this conversation, Huang and Diamond will talk about a variety of issues associated with notable challenges confronting democracy in Taiwan.

Democratization in Greater China: What Can We Learn from Taiwan's Past for China's Future

October 20, 2006

The conference, organized by the Taiwan Democracy Program of the Center on The conference, organized by the Taiwan Democracy Program of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law ...