Grassroots Elections in Taiwan: Origin, Reform and Its Controversy

Fangcheng Yuan

Abstract


Taiwan’s rural grassroots election has been held for more than 50 years, accumulated wealthy experience, not only promoted the transformation of the Kuomintang, but also promoted the local social development in Taiwan. Taiwan’s academics focus on the high cost of elections, local factions, black gold politics and parties an political interference which was influenced the grassroots selections. From “Problem-solving” to “Select System” is a good path of reform option sin grassroots selections.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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