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    TitleAnalyzing Taiwan’s Democracy
    AuthorTsong-Jyi Lin

    This study attempts to explore Taiwans politics by examining the degree of peoples support for democracy and satisfaction with democracy ? As findings show, Taiwanese support for democracy was much more stable than satisfaction with democracy in the past years? The factors affecting support and satisfaction are different? Merely the progress of human rights encourages. Taiwanese support for democracy? In contrast, several variables, including political and election evaluation, influence the mass satisfaction with democracy? However, economic evaluations are not statistically related to both support and satisfaction. With regard to party identification and demographic elements, only education indicates positive relation with peoples support for democracy? The study concludes that Taiwans democracy might become more consolidated, if education could play an important role in shaping mass civic culture in the coming decades.

    Keywordeconomic evaluations; political evaluations; election evaluations; support for democracy; satisfaction with democracy; democratic consolidation
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