The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

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Alisa Gaunder
Routledge, Feb 25, 2011 - Political Science - 464 pages
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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level

reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics,

featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume

is divided into five sections covering:

  • domestic politics
  • civil society
  • social policy
  • political economy
  • and international relations/security

The first four sections begin with an overview chapter that provides

historical background information on the section’s overarching topic.

The chapters that follow explore more specific topics in the sub-area.

In the final section, historical background information is contained in

the individual chapters which cover the diverse areas of international

political economy, security and foreign policy.

Offering a complete overview of the full spectrum of Japanese politics,

the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers,

policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying this

ever-evolving field.

 

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Contents

List of illustrations
an explanation of its successes
development organization
The rationale for coalition government
Prime ministerial leadership
Election systems and campaign rules
regulation and reform
The influence of voters
Genderrelated social policy
Japanese immigration policy
local national and global
The evolution of the Japanese policymaking system
The politics of economic reform
fixing Japans public finances
The politics and implications of postal reform
Japan and East Asian economic regionalism

Democratizing the law in Japan
Local government in Japan
State and civil society in Japan
Yumiko Mikanagi
Volunteer organizations remaking democracy in Japan
Civil society and the internet
The labor movement
The womens movements
the evolution of Japans welfare
Policies for an aginglow fertility society
The haunt of history in Japans foreign relations
The politics of national security
JapanU S relations
structure or management?
Drifting apart? JapanEU relations
international norms and continuing
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

ALISA LYNN GAUNDER is Associate Professor of Political Science at Southwestern University. She was hired to build the East Asian studies program there. She is the author of Political Reform in Japan: Leadership Looming Large, Routledge, 2007.

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