The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan / Edition 1

The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan / Edition 1

by J. Mark Ramseyer, Frances McCall Rosenbluth
     
 

This book examines the failure of the Meiji oligarchy to design institutions capable of protecting their hold on power in Japan.See more details below

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This book examines the failure of the Meiji oligarchy to design institutions capable of protecting their hold on power in Japan.

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ISBN-13:
9780521636490
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables and figure; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The collapse of oligarchy: failed attempts at cartel-maintenance; 3. Concession or facade: the Meiji constitution; 4. Electoral rules and party competition: the struggle for political survival; 5. The bureaucracy: who ruled whom?; 6. The courts: who monitored whom?; 7. The military: master of its own fate; 8. Financial politics; 9. Railroad politics; 10. Cotton politics; 11. Conclusion: institutions and political control; Notes; References; Index.

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