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Understanding modern Taiwan : essays in economics, politics and social policy /
edited by Christian Aspalter.
imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
description
xii, 235 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0754616029
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imprint
Aldershot : Ashgate, c2001.
isbn
0754616029
catalogue key
4631549
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Focusing on aspects of modern Taiwan related to the fields of economics, social policy and politics, this text brings together leading scholars to discuss recent developments in Taiwanese society.
Long Description
Focusing on aspects of modern Taiwan related to the fields of economics, social policy and politics, this collection brings together leading scholars to discuss recent developments in Taiwanese society. The contributors discuss economic policy making in Taiwan, the Diaspora of Taiwanese businessmen, the issue of national identity, the factors behind political liberalization and democratization, labour and social politics, the emergence of social movements that promote new social policies, and the impact of democratization on welfare state politics in Taiwan. Since the lifting of martial law in 1987, Taiwan has undergone a period of rapid industrialization and democratization which has changed the face of Taiwanese society. This volume will provide an insight into these dramatic economic, political and societal changes.
Main Description
Since the lifting of martial law in 1987, the face of Taiwanese society has been transformed by rapid industrialization and democratization. This volume provides wide-ranging insights into the dramatic economic, political and social changes that have been experienced by Taiwan and its people.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. vii
Forewordp. ix
The Taiwanese Economic Miracle: From Sugarcane to High-Technologyp. 1
New Patterns of Taiwanese Emigration: Capital-linked Migration and its Importance for Economic Developmentp. 33
Taiwanese Identity in a Global/Local Context: The Use and Abuse of National Consciousness in Taiwanp. 53
Liberalization and Democratization in Taiwanp. 67
Taiwan's Nuclear Policy and Anti-Nuclear Movementp. 97
Labor Policies in Transition in Democratizing Taiwanp. 127
The Development of Social Welfare in Taiwanp. 149
Taiwan's Social Welfare Movement Since the 1980sp. 169
On the Road to a Taiwanese Welfare State: Political Parties Capitalizing on the Issue of Social Welfarep. 205
Indexp. 231
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