Japanese Politics Today From Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy

ISBN-10: 023011797X

ISBN-13: 9780230117976

Edition: 2011

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Takashi Inoguchi is Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, and currently President of the University of Niigata Prefecture. Among his latest worksareJapanese Politics(year?),Japanese Foreign Policy Today(2000),Citizens and the State(year?),Political Cultures in Asia and Europe(year?),American Democracy Promotion(year?),Reinventing the Alliance(2003), andThe Uses of Institutions(2007). He received his PhD from MIT. Purnendra Jain is a Professor of Japanese Studies in the Centre for Asian Studies at Australia’s University of Adelaide. Author and editor of 12 books and numerous scholarly articles on contemporary politics and foreign policy of Japan, his bookJapan’s Subnational Governments in International Affairs(2006) was translated in Japanese under the titleNihon no jichitai gaiko(2009). His latest co-edited book isJapan in Decline: Fact or Fiction? (2011). He is currently President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

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Introduction From Karaoke to Kabuki Democracy: Japanese Politics Today
Prime Ministers
The System of Bureaucrats in Japan
Winning Elections in Japan's New Electoral Environment
Party Politics in Japan
The Farm Lobby
Civil Society and Global Citizenship in Japan
Welfare Policy
Japan's Subnational Government: Toward Greater Decentralization and Participatory Democracy
Reporting with Wolves: Pack Journalism and the Dissemination of Political Information
Revision of Administrative Law as Shortcut to Constitutional Revision
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