Campaign expenditure has been the most direct and efficient resource for candidates, since it provides the medium for the voters to know the candidates and their policy platforms. The previous literature also shows that the election result is profoundly influenced by the campaign spending. Unfortunately, there have been few related empirical studies in Taiwan prior to the passage of the...
In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court’s treatment of commercial
speech has undergone transformations, from total non-protection under
the First Amendment to less protection or even to qualified protection.
However, why is commercial speech entitled to only less protection? The
transformations indicate that commercial speech may not be less valuable
Voters are nested in electoral districts and are therefore often affected
by the macro-level characteristics of the districts. By incorporating both the
individual-level and district-level variables, we construct a two-level model
to analyze voters’ voting choices on the single-member-district ballot in the
2008 legislative election. We find that indeed some...
Contrary relations between utility and beauty are conceived by Han
Fei: one is that the two are incompatible and utility should take the place of
beauty, while the other has to do with redefining beauty in light of utility,
and thus not only making the two compatible, but also having the former
provide support to the latter. How these contrasting relations between...
Whether people identify themselves as Taiwanese or Chinese has been
an issue of importance since the beginning of democratization in Taiwan.
This article explores whether the strength-of-association statistic between
education and self-identity among Taiwanese people has changed over
the past 15 years during which Taiwan has undergone substantial political
In a democracy that features elections as the main mechanism
for its representative government, the interests and values of minority,
disadvantaged and non-mainstream groups in the pluralistic society
can never be fully pursued and reflected. On the other hand, under the
increasing influence of globalization, the importance and jurisdiction scope
of the agencies...
By searching the Journal Citation Reports of the Social Sciences
Citation Index database, this study investigates the characteristics and
compares the differences in citation data for 83 political science journals.
The journal citation data that are explored include times cited, the impact
factor, the immediacy index, citing half-life, cited half-life, the self-citing...
The purpose of this study is to probe into the effects of party turnover
in 2000 on the behavior of legislators in terms of law-making and
constituency service. The findings of this study are as follows. First of all,
in terms of law-making, the evidence clearly shows that legislators of both
the Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party change their mode of
The position of the Taiwanese people over unification-independence
issue assumes enormous practical importance and at the same time attracts
numerous scholarly debates. The primary concern of these debates is
how to clarify the issue entangled with “principles” and “pragmatism”
and then uncover the genuine preferences of the Taiwanese people. For
the purpose, lots...
Previous studies on the experiences of Taiwanese people in China
often discuss whether they would gradually assimilate into the Chinese
society and identify themselves as being Chinese instead of being
Taiwanese. Since the issue of political identity and the relationship across
the Strait have caused disputes among people in Taiwan in the past decade,