IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(4): 401-406 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.270

Agency and Domestic Institutional Change: A Comparative History of Reform Experiences of Taiwan

Julius Lopez Porley
Abstract—This paper analyzes the reform experiences of Taiwan and the Philippines in comparative perspective to describe the causes and consequences of institutional change in these polities. The findings indicate that international and domestic events, critical or less, generate reform opportunities; but whether these events leads to institutional change and how hinges on the agency and capacity of actors.

Index Terms—Institutions, institutional change, human agency, Philippines, Taiwan.

Julius Lopez Porley is with the Department of Political Science, University of Makati, Philippines (e-mail: juliuslporley@gmail.com).

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Cite:Julius Lopez Porley, "Agency and Domestic Institutional Change: A Comparative History of Reform Experiences of Taiwan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 401-406, 2013.

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