Subject tag: Data Access | Democracy & Civil Liberties | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Public Policy | Research
Elections are central to democratic politics. They offer citizens an opportunity to choose representatives and government officials, and provide governments with a legitimate basis for exercising power. The quality of elections has a direct effect on the nature of democracy itself. In recent years, Taiwan’s political system has undergone a dramatic transition and has nearly completed the transition from authoritarianism to consolidated democracy. Since elections have played and will continue to play a key role in this process of democratization, it is essential to undertake continuous and systematic research into election practices in order to both strengthen the foundations of democracy and also to raise the quality of elections.
[This entry was sourced from the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations and its baseline datasets initiative with minor edits. You can find more information here: https://ceip.knack.com/pcio-baseline-datasets]