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|Title:||Globalization, social justice issues, political and economic nationalism in Taiwan: An explanation of the limited resurgence of the DPP during 2008-2012||Authors:||Qi, D.||Keywords:||cross-Strait relations
Taiwan's 2012 presidential election
|Issue Date:||Dec-2013||Citation:||Qi, D. (2013-12). Globalization, social justice issues, political and economic nationalism in Taiwan: An explanation of the limited resurgence of the DPP during 2008-2012. China Quarterly (216) : 1018-1044. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741013001124||Abstract:||Taking a broader perspective to explore the relations between Taiwan's globalization, social justice issues and the DPP's political and economic nationalism, this study aims to understand the DPP's resurgence in local elections since 2008, and its defeat in the 2012 presidential election. Increasing capital flight from Taiwan to mainland China has contributed to Taiwan's rising unemployment and income inequality. Less privileged Taiwanese, having stronger nationalist sentiments and concerns about the Taiwanese government's open-door China policy, switched their support from the KMT to the DPP during the DPP administration of 2000-2008. Since 2008, the DPP's better balance between its political and economic nationalism has been instrumental in securing popular support, especially at the local level. Nevertheless, in the 2012 presidential election, the DPP failed to convince the majority of Taiwanese voters that its moderate political nationalism could maintain the significantly improved cross-Strait relations vital for Taiwan's economic revival under the current bleak world economic conditions. © The China Quarterly, 2013.||Source Title:||China Quarterly||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126382||ISSN:||03057410||DOI:||10.1017/S0305741013001124|
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