Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305741013001124
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
income inequality
social policy
Taiwan's 2012 presidential election
Taiwanese nationalism
Taiwanese politics
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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