How to Win Elections and Influence Parties: Party and Electoral System Development and Manipulation in the Republic of China

Cutchin, James B (2014) How to Win Elections and Influence Parties: Party and Electoral System Development and Manipulation in the Republic of China. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Margaret Tillman from History , University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This work asserts that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has been able to retain power in Taiwan’s apparently competitive democratic system through manipulation of the political party and electoral systems. These systems have a close relationship in which the electoral system is a result of the party system. During Taiwan’s transition to democracy the KMT was able to use their one party dominant position to establish an electoral system which favored them in elections. This electoral system in turn shaped the emerging political party system to the benefit of the KMT. Over time, as political conditions in Taiwan shifted, the KMT was able to alter the electoral and party systems to adapt to their changing needs.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Cutchin, James B
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in International Studies
Thesis Advisor: Margaret Tillman
Thesis Advisor's Department: History
Institution: University of Mississippi
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Depositing User: James Cutchin
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 16:46
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 16:46
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/208

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