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Session C5
The 2012 Korean Anti-Brawling Reform: Lessons for Taiwan?
鮑彤 Nathan Batto
Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Korea experienced chronic parliamentary brawls for several decade, but it has not had a brawl since 2012. Following two extremely intense brawls, Korea passed a reform bill that gave the legislative minority significantly more power. Korea thus provides a blueprint for reform in Taiwan: shock public opinion with extreme violence and empower the legislative minority. However, Taiwan is unlikely to follow this blueprint since it has informal norms to control violence and the majority is unlikely to grant more power to the minority.