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Development of Inner-Party Democracy in Taiwan: Consequences for Taiwan's Party Politics

A talk by Dafydd Fell, SOAS, University of London

Thursday, October 25, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Fell will introduce how Taiwan’s political parties have democratized their candidate selection systems over the last two decades, how we can best explain the varying degrees of inner-party democracy, and the consequences of more authoritarian/democratic selection systems.

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Dafydd Fell (PhD, Politics, SOAS, London) is a Lecturer in Taiwan Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies, and a Research Fellow in Taiwan Studies with the Department of Financial & Management Studies, at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). Since 2003 he has been the Coordinator for the SOAS Taiwan Studies Programme and the European Association of Taiwan Studies. He has published articles on political parties and electioneering in Taiwan. His first book, Party Politics in Taiwan (Routledge), appeared in 2005. In 2006 he coedited an anthology, What Has Changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties (Harrassowitz, 2006).


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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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