The Transformation of the Japanese Left: From Old Socialists to New Democrats

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book examines the transition within the Japanese party system that has seen the demise of 'the old socialists', the Japan Socialist Party, and in its place, the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan as the leading opposition party.

Author Biography

Sarah Hyde is Lecturer in Japanese Politics at the University of Kent, UK.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. xi
List of tablesp. xiii
Series editor's prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
List of abbreviationsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
The changes in Japanese voting behavior and attitudes towards politics, 1980-2000p. 17
From old socialists to new democrats: two decades in the life of the Japanese leftp. 38
The Constitution and its importance to the decline of the Japan Socialist Party and the unity of the Democratic Party of Japanp. 75
Rengo and the changes in the Japanese leftp. 106
Electoral system reforms and their impact on the Japan Socialist Party and the Democratic Party-of Japanp. 131
The decline of the Japan Socialist Party and the emergence of the Democratic Party of Japan in Okayama Prefecture: a case studyp. 150
Conclusionp. 175
Interview schedulep. 180
Japanese Party change 1990-2008p. 184
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 192
Indexp. 197
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