Measuring and Explaining Party Change in Taiwan: 1991–2004

  title={Measuring and Explaining Party Change in Taiwan: 1991–2004},
  author={Dafydd J. Fell},
  journal={Journal of East Asian Studies},
  pages={105 - 133}
  • D. Fell
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of East Asian Studies
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