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Volume #13, Number #1

Published in June, 2009

This article studies the career paths of China’s political elites in the
reform era, through quantitative analyses of the elites who have held on
to provincial gubernatorial or ministry level positions within the Chinese
government and communist party over the period from March 1978 to
March 2008. Even though the rise of technocrats has recently drawn

Hsin-hao Huang

This article examines the formation and electoral effects of the “united
campaign strategy” used by the DPP in the Taipei and Kaohsiung City
elections. This campaign strategy is a peculiarly maneuvered under SNTV
electoral system. Its unique feature is that, instead of campaigning alone,
the candidates from a party step up their campaigns as a union to facilitate

Chang-chih Lin

This paper explores the motives of legislators in seeking distributive
benefits for their districts. Based on the perspective of distributive theory,
the authors seek to determine whether the legislators of the Taiwan’s
6th Legislative Yuan are about to change their bill-initiation behavior,
compared with the legislators of the 5th Legislative Yuan, due to the

Ching-jyuhn Luor, Chien-liang Liao

The imagination regarding China, Taiwan and their relationship
has changed during the democratization in Taiwan. Through the concept
of‘ moral horizon’, this paper aims at illustrating how the imagination
has been transformed by means of Lung Ying-tai’s works. As Taiwan’s
democratization represents a shift from a Sino-centered Weltanschauung
to Taiwanese...

Ming-feng Liu

Relocation involves a variety of aspects, which makes this issue
more complicated. Based on previous experience, lack of stakeholders’
endorsement to the policy contents is one of the reasons why it is seldom
to see successful cases for relocation for reducing losses from natural
hazards. Accordingly, this study explores the political feasibility analysis

Yu-chang Ke