The Problem of Bureaucratic Rationality: Tax Politics in Japan

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"Filled with valuable insights, this book also provides detailed information on a complicated issue of political economy that has traversed the Japanese political landscape for decades. It is anchored in a broader discussion concerning the general problem of bureaucratic rationality."—T.J. Pempel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Overview

"Filled with valuable insights, this book also provides detailed information on a complicated issue of political economy that has traversed the Japanese political landscape for decades. It is anchored in a broader discussion concerning the general problem of bureaucratic rationality."—T.J. Pempel, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Winner of the 1995 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize

"Junko Kato has written an excellent book on the politics of tax in Japan and provided an original and stimulating account of the relationship between the bureaucrats from the Ministry of Finance (MOD) and the politicians from the ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)."—Asian Journal of Political Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691034515
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Note on Conventions
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 3
Ch. 1 Bureaucratic Rationality and Strategic Behavior: The Framework 17
Ch. 2 Bureaucratic Rationality and Strategic Behavior: Japanese Tax Reform 44
Ch. 3 Lessons for Bureaucrats: From the Proposal for a Tax Increase in the Late 1970s to Fiscal Reconstruction without a Tax Increase in the Early 1980s 110
Ch. 4 Reframing the Tax Issue: The Ministry of Finance's Fiscal and Tax Policies in the Early 1980s 140
Ch. 5 The Tax Reform Proposal in the mid-1980s: Uneasy Cooperation between Prime Minister Nakasone and the Ministry of Finance 156
Ch. 6 The Third Attempt: introduction of the Consumption Tax and the Securities Trading Scandal 191
Ch. 7 Conclusion: Bureaucracy, Party, and the Power of Rationality 221
Notes 243
Bibliography 287
Index 309
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