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The Tripartite Relationship and Social Policy in Taiwan: Searching for a New Corporatism?

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The purpose of this chapter is to shed light on how tripartite relations in Taiwan have changed since the 1980s, and also to highlight the influence of these changes on social policy related to labor market flexibility. It should be noted that 1980 was the year when leaders of the Democratic Progressive Party fought against the previous authoritarian system as defendants or lawyers in the “Kaohsiung Incident.” Ten years later, in 1990, President Lee Teng-hui of the Nationalist Party pushed for democratic reform; if we again advance ten years further, in 2000, the Democratic Progressive Party administration gained power for the first time. It is impossible to give a full elaboration of this turbulent period in Taiwan’s history in just a few pages.

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  • Minimum Wage
  • State Corporatism
  • Industrial Relation
  • Unionization Rate
  • Labor Organization

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Kamimura, Y. (2010). The Tripartite Relationship and Social Policy in Taiwan: Searching for a New Corporatism?. In: Usami, K. (eds) Non-Standard Employment under Globalization. IDE-JETRO Series. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230274310_6

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