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Strategic Party Choices in Emergent Democracies: Taiwan's 2008 Legislative Election

Stockton, Hans; Yap, Fiona

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Parties instrumentally shape or realign electoral support in competitive elections to underpin a vigorous party system. Assessing whether parties are strategic versus ignorant, then, is essential to the viability of the parties and particularly relevant in emergent democracies to eliminate unfounded biases against ignorant parties. The dramatic, lopsided results of Taiwan's 2008 legislative elections following electoral reform are particular useful in this regard: they suggest that the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98793
Source: Representation
DOI: 10.1080/00344893.2015.1061042

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