The Policy Making Process in Contemporary Japan

The Policy Making Process in Contemporary Japan

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ISBN-13: 9780312162078
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Pages: 257

Table of Contents

List of Tables
vii(2)
List of Illustrations
ix(1)
Preface x(2)
Foreword to the English Edition xii(2)
Chronological Note xiv(1)
Conventions xv
Introduction 1(12)
Part I: Policy Decisions Japanese-style 13(90)
1 The Political Process of Welfare Policy Formation: The 1985 Public Pensions System Reform
13(51)
1. Influence in the policy-making process
13(3)
2. Preparation and drafting
16(28)
3. The Diet deliberation, amendment and decision-making process
44(4)
4. Opposition party influence on pensions policy
48(13)
5. A hypothesis for party-administration relationships
61(3)
2 Fundamental Patterns in Japanese Politics
64(39)
1. An attempt at classification
64(3)
2. Six patterns in Japanese politics
67(31)
3. Fleshing out the classification
98(5)
Part II: The Electoral and Policy-Making Processes 103(56)
3 Elections and Policy-Making
103(56)
Introduction 103(2)
1. Policy and the electoral-economic cycle
105(13)
2. Patterns in policy-election relationships
118(25)
3. Elections and the tax system during the Nakasone administration
143(16)
Part III: Local politics and policy decisions 159(76)
4 Public Decision-Making and the Articulation and Mediation of Regional Interests
159(47)
Introduction 159(1)
1. Budget demands by local government
160(9)
2. Mediators of local interests
169(7)
3. Prefectural governments and decision-making
176(14)
4. Public decision-making in regional urban administration
190(16)
5 Technocracy and Political Friction in the Big City: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Relocation Decision-Making Process
206(29)
1. Points of view
206(1)
2. The relocation plans as a bone of contention
207(7)
3. The vectors of contention
214(7)
4. Resources for persuasion and negotiation
221(6)
5. Deliberation and decision-making in the city assembly
227(8)
Notes 235(13)
Index 248

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