Governing Japan : divided politics in a major economy / J.A.A. Stockwin.

Author
Stockwin, J. A. A. (James Arthur Ainscow) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
3rd ed.
Published/​Created
Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Description
xviii, 269 pages ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Modern governments [More in this series]
Summary note
"The third edition of Governing Japan provides a comprehensive introduction to Japanese political institutions, processes and culture, taking account of the remarkable changes of recent years. The author makes the often confusing Japanese political system comprehensible to the outside observer. He examines Japan's politics in light of its cultural and historical situation whilst relating Japan's experience to the rest of the world." "The author analyses the degrees of recent reform in the Japanese political system and argues that moves towards political change in the 1990s reflect a deep malaise in politics, economy and society. Governing Japan provides students with an invaluable guide to this transitional period in Japanese politics and the problems and potential solutions that lie ahead."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-260) and index.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: Why Study the Politics of Japan?
  • 2. The Legacy of History
  • 3. The Influence of Social Norms and Behaviour
  • 4. Post-war Reforms and the 'Time of Troubles', 1945-1960
  • 5. Politics of Economic Growth and Political Survival, 1960-1989
  • 6. Demise of the Old System, Groping Towards the New: The Politics of the 1990s
  • 7. The Structure and Process of Central Government: Is Japan a Bureaucratic Polity?
  • 8. Parliament and Parliamentary Elections
  • 9. The Politics of Party: The Liberal Democrats and their Rivals
  • 10. Some Problems of the Constitution
  • 11. Domestic Political Issues
  • 12. Issues of Foreign Policy and Defence
  • 13. Conclusions: The Analytical Challenge of Japanese Politics.
ISBN
  • 0631212124 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780631212126 ((alk. paper))
  • 0631212132 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780631212133 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
98028670
OCLC
39256721
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