A Letter From Taiwan: Where Democracy Has Become a Rollercoaster
A Voting Activist on the Rocky Ride Toward Increased Citizen Participation
What are the obstacles and opportunities facing democracy today? Zócalo is publishing a series of letters to highlight how the world’s democratic ideals are faring in practice. From Taiwan: Negative Vote Association founder Sam Chang shares the ups and downs of direct democracy since the passing of the historic Referendum Act of 2003.
Also, check out the Takeaway from Zócalo’s program “Are Elected Presidents Bad for Democracy?,” presented in partnership with Democracy International and Metropolitan Autonomous University for the Global Forum for Modern Direct Democracy 2023.
Democracy in Taiwan can feel like …