Using panel data on Taiwan district court verdicts from 2000 through 2015, this study examines the impact of resource inequality on corruption litigation to determine whether court decisions are politically biased. Contrary to expectations, it appears that superior resources give defendants only a limited advantage in corruption trials in Taiwan.
Assessing the Effects of Political Factors on Court Decisions in Corruption Litigation in Taiwan
Chung-Li Wu is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. His current research interests are American politics, urban and minority politics, electoral studies, and judicial politics. He is the author of articles in Party Politics, China Quarterly, Parliamentary Affairs, Social Science Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of Black Studies, Asian Survey, and other professional journals. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Chung-li Wu; Assessing the Effects of Political Factors on Court Decisions in Corruption Litigation in Taiwan. Asian Survey 1 April 2019; 59 (2): 295–314. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.2.295
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