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The Changing of Taiwan’s Foreign Policy from DPP to KMT (2000-2016)

Title
The Changing of Taiwan’s Foreign Policy from DPP to KMT (2000-2016)
Author
劉德家
Alternative Author(s)
Dechia Liu
Advisor(s)
Choi jin-woo
Issue Date
2017-08
Publisher
한양대학교
Degree
Master
Abstract
This research compares and examines differences in Taiwan’s foreign policy between 2000~2016, specifically the administrations of Democratic Progressive Party (2000-2008) and Kuomintang (2008-2016). Although significant changes appeared in Taiwan’s foreign policy during two periods, no corresponding systematic transformations in international structure occured. In particular, the policies of hegemonic powers such as China and United States toward Taiwan did not significantly shift. This paper will argue that changes to Taiwan’s foreign policy were caused by internal political turnover in Taiwan, and that this thesis is supported by Wendt’s Agent-Structure Theory and by Goldstein and Keohane’s Idea Typology. The literature review section is divided into two parts. First, a review of Wendt’s Agent-Structure Theory, Goldstein and Keohane’s Idea Typology, and Constructivism theory shall provide the theoretical foundation to analyze changes to Taiwan’s foreign policy. The second part will present literature on the differences in diplomatic policy between the DPP and KMT. The research section will apply the international relations theories to Taiwan’s foreign policy approaches during the 2000-2016 period. It will argue that even small countries boxed in by hegemons, such as Taiwan, still act with significant levels of autonomy and shift their foreign policy approaches, even when the international structure remains static.
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http://dcollection.hanyang.ac.kr/jsp/common/DcLoOrgPer.jsp?sItemId=000000102405http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/33645
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GRADUATE SCHOOL[S](대학원) > POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES(정치외교학과) > Theses (Ph.D.)
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