divided government

Positive Agenda Setting in the Taiwanese Legislature: Theory and Evidence (1993-2007)

Existing legislative theories, which are developed to explain legislative dynamics in the U.S. Congress, presumes the existence of a majority party in a legislature and fails to provide predictions about positive agenda power of a majority under various degree of intra-party homogeneity and inter-party heterogeneity.

Divided Government and Economic Performance: The Taiwan Experiences, 1992-2006

The Democratic Progressive Party won the 2000 presidential election in Taiwan and acquired the ruling power over the central government, while the Kuomintang still controlled maintained a majority in the Legislative Yuan. When there is divided government, since different political parties control the executive and legislative branches, the operation of party government is weakened, as the two political institutions are in conflict with each other. This certainly makes responsible and efficient government an unattainable goal.

The Effects of Divided Government on Public Evaluations of City/County government Performance in Taiwan: A pilot Study

The phenomenon of divided government ; that is, the executive and legislative branches are controlled by different political parties has become daily reality in Taiwan‘s national and local politics. Yet it receives relatively little attention from a compa

The Influence of the Legislative Branch and the Executive Branch in the Process of Lawmaking: A Comparison of the Unified and Divided Governments

The purpose of this article is to examine the relative influence of the legislative branch and executive branch in the process of lawmaking, under different periods of time of the unified and divided government. This research focuses on the fourth term of

Divided Government under the Predominance of the Opposition Party:The Case of Kaohsiung County’s Executive and Legislature Relations (1985- 2003)

The paper tries to explore the plausible types of a divided government which has a predominant opposition party in the legislature, and the influences of these divided types may exercise upon their legislature and executive relations. The main reasons for

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