Environmental Movement in Democratizing Taiwan (1980–2004): A Political Opportunity Structure Perspective

  title={Environmental Movement in Democratizing Taiwan (1980–2004): A Political Opportunity Structure Perspective},
  author={Ming-sho Ho},
This chapter traces the development of Taiwan’s environmentalism over the past two decades with the central question how these social mobilizations for better living quality were related to the overall political transition. A political opportunity structure perspective identifies state autonomy, policy channel, policing of protests, and political ally as the main factors that affect the interaction between state and environmentalism. With this analytical framework, Taiwan’s environmentalism is… CONTINUE READING

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