Taiwan's Modernization in Global Perspective


In five decades, Taiwan has shifted from an authoritarian regime to a multi-party democracy, has moved steadily toward modernization, and has become an economically affluent, socially pluralistic society. Its experience provides valuable lessons for developing countries. This book provides a critical assessment of Taiwan's path to modernization, focusing particularly on developments of constitutional democracy and the rule of law, democratic transition and consolidation, internationalization and globalization, and social developments.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Peter C. Y. Chow
  • Robert A. Scalapino
  • Jiunn-Rong Yeh
  • Fort Fu-Te Liao
  • Jau-Yuan Hwang
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002


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