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Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations – A case study of Taiwan

This case study surveys civic tech’s transition from oppositional politics to a more institutionally anchored role in facilitating inclusive decision-making in Taiwan. This paper will foreground the case of g0v (pronounced “gov zero”), a Taiwan-based civic tech community founded in 2012, which has emerged as one of the largest in East Asia. This example shows an ongoing dialogue between data and political institutions and how this impacts Taiwan’s young democracy.