This paper tries to answer the question: Why does the Taiwanese public hate the Legislative Yuan? We conducted focus group discussions and sampling surveys to answer the research question. We found that the public's low level of satisfaction towards the Legislative Yuan was related to the following factors: the large gap between the public's expectations and the reality of the legislature's performance, the conflict and partisanship shown in the legislative procedure, the public's low trust in the performance of the government, the public's dissatisfaction with the performance of democracy, and the ways in which the mass media report on the Legislative Yuan. Meanwhile, we found that people identified with the party holding the executive power, and people with higher political sophistication expressed the most disapproval of the Legislative Yuan. Finally, we discuss the consequences of the low level of satisfaction and conclude that the long-term dissatisfaction with the legislature can undermine Taiwan's democracy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Why Does the Taiwanese Public Hate the Legislative Yuan?|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||43|
|Journal||臺灣民主季刊 ＝ Taiwan Democracy Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Sept 1|