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With little domestic fanfare and even less attention internationally, Japan has been reinventing itself since the 1990s, dramatically changing its political economy, from one managed by regulations to one with a neoliberal orientation. Rebuilding from the economic misfortunes of its recent past, the country retains a formidable economy and its political system is healthier than at any time in its history.Japan Transformedexplores the historical, political, and economic forces that led to the country's recent evolution, and looks at the consequences for Japan's citizens and global neighbors.The book examines Japanese history, illustrating the country's multiple transformations over the centuries, and then focuses on the critical and inexorable advance of economic globalization. It describes how global economic integration and urbanization destabilized Japan's postwar policy coalition, undercut the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's ability to buy votes, and paved the way for new electoral rules that emphasized competing visions of the public good. In contrast to the previous system that pitted candidates from the same party against each other, the new rules tether policymaking to the vast swath of voters in the middle of the political spectrum. Regardless of ruling party, Japan's politics, economics, and foreign policy are on a neoliberal path.Japan Transformedcombines broad context and comparative analysis to provide an accurate understanding of Japan's past, present, and future.
Frances McCall Rosenbluth is the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics at Yale University. Michael F. Thies is associate professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
|List of Tables and Figures||p. vii|
|Abbreviations and Stylistic Conventions||p. xv|
|Why Study Japanese Political Economy?||p. 1|
|Japanese History and Culture||p. 15|
|Japan's Political Experiments||p. 32|
|The Old Japanese Politics, 1955–1993||p. 53|
|Japan's Postwar Political Economy||p. 72|
|Japan's New Politics||p. 95|
|Japan's New Political Economy||p. 123|
|Japan's Place in the World||p. 155|
|Epilogue: The 2009 General Election and the LDP's Fall from Power||p. 186|
|Japanese Electoral Systems, 1947-Present||p. 193|
|Election Results, House of Representatives, 1986-2005||p. 195|
|Election Results, House of Councillors, 1986-2007||p. 201|
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