State and Administration in Japan and Germany: A Comparative Perspective on Continuity and Change

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Michio Muramatsu, Frieder Naschold, Professor Frieder Naschold
Walter de Gruyter, 1997 - BUSINESS & ECONOMICS - 349 pages
A comparison of politics and administration in Japan and Germany seems at first to be a comparison between similar highly industrialized states. This volume provides the first in-depth study about the two countries - the differences in their administrative and political party systems, the differences in the international environment which they faced after World War Two and during the Cold War.
 

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Contents

Comparative Research on the State and Administration
1
I
11
4
23
6
61
Modernization of the Public Sector and Public Administration
79
Public Sector Reforms in the 1960s and Early 1970s Within
82
German Unification and Administrative Reform
97
Building
107
Four Cases of Industrial Policy in Germany
200
Labor and the State in the 1980s
222
Analysis
234
Conclusion
242
Labour Policy
247
Broad Strategic Direction
255
Politics in Production
266
Outlook
277

Integration of Social Programs into a Coherent System
118
Conclusion
129
Pathdependent
133
Conclusion
153
The Structure of Society
160
The Structure of Policy Networks
169
Mode of the Linkage
177
Old Issues and New Challenges
185
Actors
283
Conclusions
299
A Reevaluation of the Japanese PoliticalEconomic System
314
Future Perspectives of State and Administration
325
Issues and Trends in Modernizing the Central State in Japan
332
Concluding Remarks
344
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