Police in Taiwan

PoliceShun-Yung K. Wang of the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida has reviewed Policing in Taiwan: From Authoritarianism to Democracy by Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang and Ivan Y. Sun for the Journal of Contemporary Asia.

This book is said to be the first monograph that examines the role of the police between the state and civil society and the role the police played during the democratic transition as well as the role of the police in contemporary Taiwan.

Wang concludes the review stating that the book is “a significant contribution to the literature on policing. This is a carefully prepared, well written and informative monograph enriched with recent historical insights on the development of policing in Taiwan.”

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