Japan's Political Marketplace

Japan's Political Marketplace

by J. Mark Ramseyer, Frances M. Rosenbluth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674472802

ISBN-13: 9780674472808

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Harvard University Press

J. Mark Ramseyer and Frances McCall Rosenbluth show how rational-choice theory can be applied to Japanese politics. Using the concept of principal and agent, Ramseyer and Rosenbluth construct a persuasive account of political relationships in Japan. In doing so, they demonstrate that political forces and institutional arrangements reign in what, to most of the world,…  See more details below

Overview

J. Mark Ramseyer and Frances McCall Rosenbluth show how rational-choice theory can be applied to Japanese politics. Using the concept of principal and agent, Ramseyer and Rosenbluth construct a persuasive account of political relationships in Japan. In doing so, they demonstrate that political forces and institutional arrangements reign in what, to most of the world, looks like an independently powerful bureaucratic state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674472808
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Electoral Rules and Party Strategy16
3Demographics and Policy38
4Party Factions59
5Party Organization80
6Political Structure and Bureaucratic Incentives99
7Bureaucratic Manipulation121
8Political Structure and Judicial Incentives142
9Judicial Manipulation161
10Conclusion: Political Markets and Electoral Change182
Notes203
References228
Index255

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