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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 Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

China's Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

October 17, 2017

RSVPs are Closed for this EventSponsored by:Center of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, China Program, Shorenstein APARCContact: Kelley Cortright Two...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

A Tale of Two Systems: The Impact of Universal Health Coverage on Financial Risk Protection in Taiwan and South Korea

May 10, 2016

Abstract:One of the key objectives of introducing a compulsory health insurance is to provide citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, with financial risk protection against unexpected...

From Wild Lily to Sunflower: New Politics in Taiwan

March 25, 2016

Abstract:The Wild Lily movement was a student demonstration in 1990 calling for democracy through direct election.

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 National Security and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The International Law Dimension

July 1, 2015

AbstractThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is widely regarded as the economic component of the US strategy of “rebalance” to Asia.

The End(s) of Compassion? Buddhist Charity and the State in Taiwan

April 17, 2015

ABSTRACTThe Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi (Ciji) Foundation from Taiwan is perhaps one of the largest Buddhist charities in the Chinese world today.

Communication Power and Taiwan's Democratization

February 20, 2015

AbstractIn 2010-2011, the "Arab Spring" brought unexpected revolutions to many Middle Eastern and North African countries.

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

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.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Taiwan's Future Development Strategy

October 11, 2013

Abstract: On October 11 and 12th, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, in cooperation with the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center,...

Mere Straws in the Wind or Genuine Change? Society, Culture and Public Opinion under China's New Leadership

March 14, 2013

Early returns suggest that it may not be business as usual in state-society relations, with the Party-state being compelled to respond to an increasingly discontented and vocal society, and that a...

Isolation Versus Engagement: The Taiwanese Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Law

March 8, 2013

Abstract: It has been said that constitutional court judges around the world increasingly participate in a "global judicial dialogue" that causes judges to make increased use of foreign law.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

The Chinese Naval Role in the Pacific and the American Response

May 30, 2012

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*** Maritime issues are increasingly at the heart of security issues between the United States and China.

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...

A Century of Unique Friendship between Republic of China and the United States

April 18, 2011

This is a special event jointly held by CDDRL and APARC.

Democratization in Taiwan during the Chen Shui-bian Presidency and Beyond

November 8, 2010

This is a CDDRL special seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan program