FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-45
Socio-economic Analysis of Taiwan under the Ma Ying-jeou Administration
This research project aims to build a new framework that helps analyze the interactions among economic, political and social actors in developing countries. Existing literature on international area studies have classified research subjects into economic, political and social issues, and they have rarely investigated cross-field dynamics, such as the formation of alliances or conflicts among political and economic actors or the penetration of social forces into market economies. To break through such a trichotomy, we will review existing literature on economic sociology and political economy and present new perspectives that capture the dynamics which cut across economic, political and social fields. As an empirical case, we will examine the recent development of a socio-economy and political-economy in Taiwan under the Ma Ying-jeou administration. By so doing, we will illustrate the limits of the existing literature and the need for a new inter-disciplinary perspective.
April 2014 - March 2015