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標題:Polarization Perception and Support for Democracy: The Case of Taiwan
學年109
學期1
出版(發表)日期2020/08/01
作品名稱Polarization Perception and Support for Democracy: The Case of Taiwan
作品名稱(其他語言)
著者Yi-ching Hsiao; Eric Chen-hua Yu
單位
出版者
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數Journal of Asian and African Studies
摘要Recently, the decline in support for democracy in consolidated democracies has gained substantial attention and provoked a heated scholarly debate (Foa and Mounk, 2016). As multiple reasons may contribute to explaining why citizens have lost faith in democratic systems, this article focuses on the linkage between political polarization and democratic support at the mass level. By using data from a recent survey conducted in Taiwan, we first construct two measures of party polarization—namely, the affective polarization score and perceived issue polarization score. While the former can be regarded as an identity-based polarization measure, the latter is a policy-based measure. Then, we explore the associations between the two polarization measures and various attitudes toward democracy. Our empirical findings suggest that Taiwanese people who have more diverse affects toward the two major parties are more likely to make a negative assessment of Taiwan’s current and future democracy and be less supportive of the democratic system. However, people who perceive a greater issue polarization between the two major parties do not necessarily have more positive or negative attitudes toward democracy. As an implication for future democratic development, this analysis suggests that affective party polarization may be harmful to the health of democracy.
關鍵字party polarization;democracy;affect;issue;Taiwan
語言英文(美國)
ISSN1745-2538
期刊性質國外
收錄於SSCI;
產學合作
通訊作者Yu, Eric Chen-hua
審稿制度
國別英國
公開徵稿
出版型式,電子版,紙本
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