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4 articles in English
Yongnian Zheng, De Facto Federalism in China: Reforms and Dynamics of Central-Local Relations
Measuring and Explaining the Distributive Effects of Rural Tax and Fee Reform in Anhui Province
This paper focuses on the distributive effects of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform on county-level aggregate peasant burden, peasant income, and government finances in China’s Anhui Province. It seeks to answer the question of whether the reform has changed the structural determinants of peasant per capita income and government revenue. It further tackles the question of who actually benefited during the reform period, who did not, and if the changes in average county-level peasant per capita income (PPCI) and government receipts were indeed results of the reform, or if they were brought about by other, unrelated factors.
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Ko-lin Chin, Heijin. Organized Crime, Business and Politics in Taiwan
Beheading the Hydra: Combating Political Corruption and Organised Crime
Taking Robert Dahl's well-known concept of a liberal democracy as a benchmark, Taiwan can be said to have completed its democratic transition with the direct elections for the National Assembly and the Legislative Yuan in 1991 and 1992. Since then, its democratic consolidation has made remarkable progress, especially in the realm of institution building and the emergence of a vibrant civil society. It is safe to say that authoritarianism is a thing of the past and that all relevant parties, politicians and the general public are committed to Taiwan's democratic system. However, political scandals, frequent brawls in the Legislative Yuan and the inability to pass important reform bills have made clear that although Taiwan's democracy is resilient, there is still much room for improvement or democratic deepening. A consistent feature throughout Taiwan's political transformation has been the worrying influence of local-level clientelist networks, moneyed interests and even organised crime on Taiwan's politics.