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Volume #12, Number #2

Published in December, 2008

Three hundred National Assemblymen were elected to make the Constitutional amendment in May 2005. Since the National Assembly itself was abolished as a result of this amendment, these so-called missionary assembly representatives became the first and last

Ding-ming Wang

This paper analyzes criminal cases to study money politics in a county assembly. We find that money politics is still prevalent in local assemblies. For the 14th to the 16th county assemblies, it is found that about 15% of county assembly members have bee

Chin-en Wu

While political interference has been the major obstacle in building the judicial capacity in new democracies, how the judicial sector has gained its independence over the course of democratization deserves more scholarly attention. By following the histo

Ching-ping Tang, Hung-sen Huang

There is a conflict between judicial independence and democratic accountability. In Taiwan, this problem is particularly serious in Taiwan’s prosecutorial system. In 2007, the Ministry of Justice transferred and appointed chief prosecutors. Nine members o

Chin-shou Wang

In a democracy, any given governmental branch needs public support for the fundamentals of institutional legitimacy, and the judiciary is no exception. This study examines the popular views and evaluations of the judicial system in Taiwan. I employ the “2

Chung-li Wu