Ep. 10: Taiwan and the Global Order – Shelley Rigger

published February 12, 2019

What explains Taiwan’s outsized presence in our news headlines, especially over the first two years of the Trump administration?  What can be learned from its raucous process of democratization over the past thirty years?  How will it continue to forge its unexpected identity, against the backdrop of China’s ever-deepening shadow?  In this episode, Davidson College political scientist Shelley Rigger, one of the foremost authorities on Taiwan’s domestic politics and international standing, discusses these questions with Neysun Mahboubi, in relaying the dramatic modern story of Taiwan, and what it reflects about shifts in global ordering over time.  The episode was recorded on March 16, 2018.  

Sound engineering: Neysun Mahboubi

(Photo credit: David Boraks)