New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Taiwan and Korea (5/27-5/28)

CDDRL Symposium on Taiwan and Korea

RSVP required by 5PM May 24

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This is the sixth annual conference sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in Taiwan Program, and the Shorenstein APARC will co-host this year's conference.

The conference will compare the character, status, and evolution of democracy in Taiwan and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). In addition to looking at the nature of the party system in each country and the state of democratic politics per se, we seek to examine a number of emerging features of advanced democratic development and evolution in the two countries, including:

- how the new media of information and communication are transforming politics;

- the implications for democracy and prosperity of aging societies and other demographic change, and the stresses these unprecedented developments will place on welfare systems and national budgets;-the adaptation of each economy to new opportunities and competitive challenges in the global economy;

-trends in attitudes and values toward democracy and underlying liberal principles in the two countries, and how these compare with other democracies in East Asia; and

- the implications for each democracy of China’s continuing development, as well as other regional and global trends.


Chong-min Park - Korea University
Yun-han Chu - National Taiwan University
Hsin-Hsing Chen - Shih-Hsin University
Ho-Ki Kim - Yonsei University
Chen-Dong Tso - National Taiwan University
Ki-Soo Eun - Seoul National University
Sangho Moon - Sungkyunkwan University
Li Wan-I - National Taiwan University
Yoonkyung Lee - State University of New York, Binghamton State University of New York, Binghamton
Wan-wen Chu - Academia Sinica
Richard Bush - Brookings Institution
Jiyoon Kim - Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Korea
Shelley Rigger - Davidson College

Friday, May 27, 2011 | 8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 1st floor

Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Shorenstein APARC