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The Impact Of Taiwan's 2008 Elections On Cross-Strait Relations: A Game-Theoretical Analysis, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2008

The Impact Of Taiwan's 2008 Elections On Cross-Strait Relations: A Game-Theoretical Analysis, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

As an “index case” of Third-Wave democracies facing existential threat, Taiwan’s elections entail important implications for study in comparative politics and international relations. In 2008, three important elections help define the course of Taiwan’s democratic development and its relationship with China: the January legislative election, the March presidential election, and a controversial referendum on Taiwan’s United Nations entry. This article employs game theory to analyze the impact of Taiwan’s 2008 elections on cross-strait relations. It develops an “election game” by examining each principal player’s preferences regarding each election. It analyzes Beijing’s possible reaction to ...


The Logic Of China-Asean Fta: Economic Statecraft Of "Peaceful Ascendancy", Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 2005

The Logic Of China-Asean Fta: Economic Statecraft Of "Peaceful Ascendancy", Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

The regional political and economic order in East Asia1 has undergone a significant transformation since the end of the Cold War. One of the most important changes is China's growing clout and influence in this region. Several important factors contribute to this development: China's rapid and sustained economic growth (on average 9 percent per year over the past two decades), Japan's relative decline as a result of its decade-long recession, the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis that decimated several high-flying Asian economies, and the stretching-thin of the United States' military resources and political capital due to the ...