Japanese Democracy: Power, Coordination, and Performance / Edition 1

Japanese Democracy: Power, Coordination, and Performance / Edition 1

by Bradley M. Richardson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300076649

ISBN-13: 9780300076646

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this new analysis of democracy in Japan, Richardson reveals a fragmentation and discordance in political life at all levels that refutes the common conception of a semiauthoritarian and consensual Japanese state led by government bureaucracy. He explores Japan's power relationships and demonstrates how the decentralized political system differs from Great

Overview

In this new analysis of democracy in Japan, Richardson reveals a fragmentation and discordance in political life at all levels that refutes the common conception of a semiauthoritarian and consensual Japanese state led by government bureaucracy. He explores Japan's power relationships and demonstrates how the decentralized political system differs from Great Britain's and resembles that of the United States and Italy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300076646
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii(2)
List of Abbreviations ix
1 Postwar Politics: Images and Questions
1(11)
2 Political Culture and Electoral Behavior
12(37)
3 Parties Under the "1955 System"
49(25)
4 Party Fragmentation and Coalition Dynamics
74(21)
5 Executive and Bureaucratic Power
95(32)
6 Legislative Politics
127(25)
7 Interests, Policy, and Power
152(22)
8 Business Interests and Political Life
174(26)
9 The Government and the Economy
200(40)
10 Japan as a Bargained Distributive Democracy
240(27)
Notes 267(50)
Index 317

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