The Hoover Institution hosts Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Era on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT.

During the Ma Ying-jeou presidency in Taiwan (2008-2016), confrontations over relations with the People’s Republic of China stressed the country’s institutions, leading to a political crisis. Nevertheless, as documented in Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan, a new book edited by Kharis Templeman, Yun-han Chu, and Larry Diamond, its democracy proved to be resilient. In this discussion, several of the book’s contributors will reflect on the politics of this era, and what subsequent developments tell us about the enduring strengths and weaknesses of Taiwan’s democracy.

This lecture is part of the Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region.

Featured Speakers

Szu-yin Ho
Graduate Institute of Strategic and International Affairs, Tamkang University

Austin Horng-en Wang
Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Isaac Shih-hao Huang
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University

Moderated by

Kharis Templeman
Program Manager of the Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific

Introduction by

Larry Diamond
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution 
Director of the Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific


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