The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change

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Columbia University Press, Nov 5, 1999 - Political Science - 336 pages
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Widely recognized both in America and Japan for his insider knowledge and penetrating analyses of Japanese politics, Gerald Curtis is the political analyst best positioned to explore the complexities of the Japanese political scene today. Curtis has pe

 

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This must rank as one of the best books on Japanese politics by one of the best writers on Japanese politics. The book narrates a strange time in Japanese politics. The 1990s were a time of turmoil ... Read full review

Contents

The Logic of Japanese Politics
1
The Politics of Complacency
25
The End of OneParty Dominance
65
The Rise and Fall of Coalitition Government
99
The Politics of Electoral Reform
137
The LDPs Return to Power
171
Japans Uncertain Political Future
207
Appendixes
243
Notes
253
Selected Bibliography
275
Index
283
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Gerald L. Curtis is Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and the former director of the East Asian Institute. He is the author of The Japanese Way of Politics and Election Campaigning Japanese Style, both published by Columbia University Press.


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