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Volume #21, Number #2

Published in December, 2017

This article intends to present the rich content of the ethic thought in the Warring States period. There are two main features to be noted. First, instead of referring to the continuous development of the ethic thought of the Spring and Autumn period, that of the Warring States period marks the reversal of the former ---- a phenomenon which has been ignored hitherto.  Second, the ethnic...

Chi-shen Chang

Social protests have played an important role in the process of political change in Taiwan. Although many studies on Taiwan's social movements are qualitative analyses focusing on specific cases, few explain the variation in the frequency of social protests within Taiwan. To fill this empirical gap, this paper draws hypotheses from the theory of political opportunity structure and subjects it...

Yen-pin Su, Chin-en Wu

Since the 1970s, a rapid surge in foreign direct investment ( FDI ) has become one of the most important factors shaping the landscape of the global political economy. While theroists of commerical liberalism place emphasis on trade and claim the pacifying effects of ecomonic interdependence on interstate conflict, few recognize plausible linkages between FDI and interstate conflict. Differing...

Yi-hung Chiou

This paper aims at exploring whether or not the argument of the “natural resource curse” theory also applies to environmental performance. Both academia and policy practitioners all agree that countries with abundant natural resource endowments that significantly rely on these endowments tend to perform poorly in political,  economic and social development. This observation not only applies to...

Wen-yang Chang, Szu-ning Ping

This study investigates how ideological extremism is portrayed in online and offline communications by using the case of South Korea. We evaluate whether any forms of ideological biases are observed among Twitter users in Korea. We also examine how users are ideologically distinguished from one another in terms of their online political behavior. While most of the existing literature has...

Whasun Jho, Jae-Mook Lee, Min Song, Erin Hea-Jin Kim