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.
- Effective number of parties (ENP)
- Electoral reform
- Parallel mixed system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Sociology and Political Science