Taiwan’s Democratic Consolidation, 2000 - 2001
About 1000 Internet documents collected by Christan Goebel (M.A.)
Democratic Consolidation, 2000 - 2001 collection consists
of about 1000 files sorted by relevant topics into 37 folders and sub-folders. You can browse through the folders similar to an ftp-server.
Access is restricted to password holders. To apply for a password goto the DACHS homepage.
To access the collection goto http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/archive/donations/goebel030214/.
Introduction by C. Goebel
This small collection is the result of my online-harvest of
newspaper articles and documents I deemed useful for my Master’s
thesis. The aim of the thesis was to trace the process of
Taiwan’s democratic consolidation. Owing to the impossibility
to (yet) delineate a theoretical concept of democratic consolidation
which is both wide enough to be applied to all regimes which
have lived through democratic transition and yet specific enough
to be of analytical use, I formed a concept which specifically
applies to the case in question. Choosing an inductive process-tracing
approach, I of course was confronted with a huge number of explanatory
variables, which led me to explore areas as diverse as:
The Internet proved to be a valuable source of information, as
all of Taiwan’s major newspapers and magazines can be accessed
online, as well as all legal documents and many official statements.
Apart from these sources, which form the bulk of my archive, I
was also able to collect a number of Master’s theses and a
few extensive opinion surveys conducted by Academica Sinica’s
Institute of Anthropology. The material presented here
covers mainly the years 2000 and 2001. Please note that
these files only served as a supplement for what I could not find
in print and were, at first, not intended to be accessed publicly.
Neither do they constitute a complete collection on the various
subjects they cover, nor is their naming always consistent.
- Taiwanese national identity
- the international environmentinstitutional reforms
- legal reforms
- financial reforms
- local factions
- corruption and vote-buying
- party platform development
- parliamentary bargaining processes
- elite backgrounds
- public attitudes
In case you have further questions, please contact me
Last update: 9 Jul 2003 (JAG)