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Vol.11(3), pp. 20-32 , July 2016
DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ2016.0309
ISSN: 1993-8225


Impact of crisis on state-society relations: The case of a democratizing Taiwan

Herlin Chien
  • Herlin Chien
  • Department of International Affairs, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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 Received: 09 July 2016  Accepted: 11 July 2016  Published: 31 July 2016

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This study aims to explore the evolving relationship between the state and civil society from the perspective of crisis and its impact on governance type. Theoretically, the study adopts a dichotomous concept of crisis as either dissensus or consensus, and develops a typology of four governance modes that capture the dynamics of state-society relationships to facilitate empirical analysis: adversarial, managerial, network and collaborative governance. Empirically, Taiwan, a nascent democracy and developmental state, and, specifically, the Ministry of Labor are chosen as an instrumental case to demonstrate the historical impact of crises on governance style and the general quality of democracy.

Key words: Dissensus crisis, consensus crisis, governance, state-society relations, democratization.

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APA Chien, H. (2016). Impact of crisis on state-society relations: The case of a democratizing Taiwan. International NGO Journal, 11(3), 20-32.
Chicago Herlin Chien. "Impact of crisis on state-society relations: The case of a democratizing Taiwan." International NGO Journal 11, no. 3 (2016): 20-32.
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DOI 10.5897/INGOJ2016.0309

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