Japanese Electoral Politics Creating a New Party System (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies) by Steven Reed

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Japanese Electoral Politics contains four very detailed case studies and a wealth of new data. It will appeal to students and researchers of Cited by:   Following the most significant party reform in Japanese history, this book analyses the most recent national elections, examining voter behaviour and how it is influenced.

It provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese politics from to and a detailed historical study of events leading up to the and elections, before Pages:   About the Author 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 by: Applying new tools for the quantitative analysis of text to a new collection of 7, Japanese-language election manifestos used in elections between andthis book argues that the electoral strategies politicians in the ruling party were forced to adopt under Japan's old electoral system made it extraordinarily difficult for them to focus on security issues and to change security by: 7.

Collecting original and high-quality analysis by top scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia, and Europe, this volume analyzes the results of the election, examining each of the major political parties, central policy issues, campaign practices, and considers how the results were used as a mandate for massive policy reform.

The electoral reform in Japan was a change from the previous single non-transferable vote (SNTV) system of multi-member districts (MMD) to a mixed electoral system of single-member districts (SMD) with plurality voting and a party list system with proportional representation.

The reform had three main objectives: change the one-party dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from. In Japanese Electoral Politics book this chapter I received generous assistance particularly from two colleagues. Professor Banno Junji of the University of Tokyo Institute of Social Science not only lent me the original copy of his Master’s thesis on electoral laws and party politics in mid-Meiji Japan, but also drew my attention to Minobe Tatsukichi’s article on a related topic.

He specializes in East Asian politics, public opinion, electoral systems, and human rights. He is currently writing a book with Steven R. Reed on political corruption in Japan. George Ehrhardt is Associate Professor of Government at Appalachian State University. His primary interests lie in elections and voting behavior, especially at the.

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Japanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party System. Edited by Steven R. Reed. Nissan Institute/RoutledgeCurzon, London, xvi, pages. £   Martin shows how the interplay between public opinion and institutional change has given rise to bottom-up changes in electoral politics that culminated in the Democratic Party of Japan victory in the House of Representatives election.

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Kay Shimizu, Steven R. Reed and Kenneth. The book concentrates on the real world 'politics', as well as the 'political science' of electoral systems. The book will be of interest to those concerned with the practical political business of electoral reform.

The book contains a wealth of evidence about the performance of various kinds of proportional representation and of non-PR systems. National elections. Japan's postwar national legislature, the National Diet (国会, Kokkai), has two directly elected chambers, elected on independent electoral cycles.

The House of Representatives (衆議院, Shūgi-in) has members, elected for a rarely completed four-year term, members in single-seat constituencies and members by proportional representation in 11 regional. However, the electoral system change did not completely transform Japanese party politics as expected.

Some of the institutions and practices considered peculiar to the old electoral system, such as personal support networks and factions, were not wiped away by the reform. Japan's New Electoral Landscape Reforming governance has become a common refrain in Japanese politics.

The LDP and other parties have called for new ideas on how to meet Japan. Was Japan PM (Liberal Demo. Party) from to and then to US and Britain, saw Shigeru as a ideal candidate for Prime Minister because of his Pro-American and British ideals, as well as his knowledge for Western societies gained through education and political work abroad.

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The importance of the electoral system is not new to studies of Japanese politics, but never has it received such bold and ambitious treatment. Concise yet broad-ranging, Japan Transformed will become required reading for beginner and specialist alike."—Gregory W.

Noble, University of Tokyo "This book fills a niche on Japan's political economy. politics in postwar Japan. It focuses on the emergence and evolution of LDP politics, including factionalism, leadership, and electoral trends, and provides a context for the analytical content found in later chapters.

The first section of the book looks at electoral politics in both the pre. Many extant studies of this topic in Japan are limited to one or two electoral cycles. In order to trace long-term trends, this paper analyses longitudinal survey data to investigate the existence and magnitude of the effect party leader evaluations exert on vote choice in Japan.

Japanese Electoral Politics: Reform, Results, and Prospects for the Future Abstract This thesis explores the motives behind, changes made by, and the consequences of the Japan’s electoral reform that completely overhauled the electoral system. It begins with some background information that leads to the earth.

In Januarythe Japanese Diet (Parliament) passed two major political reform laws, the first changing the system used to elect its Lower House (the House of Representatives) and the second aimed at cleaning up campaign finance practices. After this, Japanese parties, candidates, and voters were faced with a completely new set of rules for Lower House elections, and the purpose of this.

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Britain votes on Thursday in a referendum on changing the electoral system. The political consequences could be great, says one of the country's top constitutional experts. The Politics Of Modern Japan The Prime Minister And Change The Politics Of Modern Japan The Prime Minister And Change by Christopher Philip Hood.

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A compromise measure from day one, it has been a target of reformers in Congress since the early s. Why has it persisted. Alexander Keyssar catalogs the many serious efforts to change the system, explains why they failed, and surveys the options for achieving a more democratic national vote.

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In the past twenty years, Japan has undergone dramatic changes. Electoral reform has altered the relationship between politicians and voters, and Japan. The book concentrates on the real world 'politics', as well as the 'political science' of electoral systems. The book will be of interest to those concerned with the practical political business of electoral reform.

The bookcontains a wealth of evidence about the performance of various kinds of proportional representation and of non-PR systems. Author: Timothy Hoye Publisher: Pearson College Division ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF View: Get Books Suitable for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses on Japanese politics, comparative Asian political systems, or Pacific Rim systems offered through Political Science, and History, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the political structure of modern Japan.Expand betting on the US Elections with political picks dedicated to electoral college betting odds.

In this space, we focus on a key battleground state: Georgia.Journals Based in Japan. Two Japan-based English-language journals, Social Science Japan Journal and the Japanese Journal of Political Science, were founded in the late s and have seen an excellent mix of Japanese and foreign scholars publishing in the area of Japanese electoral and party are also several key Japanese-language journals that scholars should regularly read.

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