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Author Stanford Conference on Electoral and Legislative Politics in Japan (2007 : Stanford University)

Title Political change in Japan : electoral behavior, party realignment, and the Koizumi reforms / edited by Steven R. Reed, Kenneth Mori McElwain, and Kay Shimizu
Published Stanford, CA : Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center ; Baltimore, MD : Brookings Institution (distributor), [2009]


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Description xii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. An overview of postwar Japanese politics / Steven R. Reed and Kay Shimizu -- 2. Avoiding a two-party system : the Liberal Democratic Party versus Duverger's Law / Steven R. Reed and Kay Shimizu -- 3. Has the electoral-system reform made Japanese elections party-centered? / Ko Maeda -- 4. Pork barrel politics and partisan realignment in Japan / Jun Saito -- 5. Declining electoral competitiveness in Japan : postreform trends and theoretical pessimism / Robert J. Weiner -- 6. How Koizumi won / Chao-Chi Lin -- 7. How long are Koizumi's coattails? Party-leader visits in the 2005 election / Kenneth Mori McElwain -- 8. Two steps forward, one step back : Japanese postal privatization as a window on political and policymaking change / Patricia L. Maclachlan -- 9. The slow government response to Japan's bank crisis : a new interpretation / Ethan Scheiner and Michio Muramatsu -- 10. Stealing elections : a comparison of election-night corruption in Japan, Canada, and the United States / Ray Christensen and Kyle Colvin -- 11. The puzzle of the Japanese gender gap in Liberal Democratic Party support / Barry C. Burden -- 12. Women running for national office in Japan : are Koizumi's female "children" a short-term anomaly or a lasting phenomenon? / Alisa Gaunder -- 13. Surrogate representation : building sustainable linkage structures in contemporary Japanese politics / Sherry L. Martin -- 14. Japanese politics in the Koizumi era : temporary anomaly or a paradigm shift? / Kenneth Mori McElwain and Steven R. Reed
Analysis Elections, Overseas
History, 1990-1999
History, 2000-2009
International comparisons
Koizumi, Junichiro
Overseas item
Political change
Political parties, Overseas
Women in politics
Notes Based on papers originally presented at the "2007 Stanford Conference on Electoral and Legislative Politics in Japan."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Koizumi, Jun'ichirō, 1942-
Koizumi, Junʼichiro&#x304, 1942-
Koizumi, Jun'ichirō, 1942- -- Congresses.
Jiyū Minshuto&#x304
Jiyū Minshutō -- Congresses.
Jiyū Minshutō.
Election law -- Japan.
Opposition (Political science) -- Japan.
Political participation -- Japan.
Political parties -- Japan.
Political campaigns -- Japan.
Prime ministers -- Japan -- Elections.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author McElwain, Kenneth Mori.
Reed, Steven R., 1947-
Shimizu, Kay (Kaoru)
Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
ISBN 1931368147