Electoral reform and party system development in Japan and Taiwan: A comparative study

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This article examines changes in patterns of party competition in Japan and Taiwan following the introduction of mixed parallel electoral systems. National and district level election results demonstrate the consolidation of a two-party system in both countries. Differences in the speed and extent of this development are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-785
Number of pages27
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 2



  • Disproportionality
  • Effective number of parties (ENP)
  • Electoral reform
  • Japan
  • Parallel mixed system
  • Taiwan
  • Volatility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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