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Governing Taiwan and Tibet: Democratic Approaches

Baogang He


This book is devoted to a search for democratic governance of China’s national identity problem, with regards to the Taiwan and Tibet questions specifically. It adopts a democratic approach and argues that liberals can offer a democratic solution, defend democratic principles, and develop democratic governance. This book problematizes the existing hard-liners’ realist policies towards Tibet and Taiwan, and examines how and under what conditions democracy can or cannot provide an answer. It examines the different meanings, practices, institutions and various impacts of democracy with regards to ... More

Keywords: national identity problem, Taiwan and Tibet, democratic approach, democratic governance, deliberative referendum, liberalism, China, autonomy, independence, separation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748699711
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699711.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Baogang He, author
Head of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore