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Japanese Electoral Politics : Creating a New Party System - Steven Reed

Japanese Electoral Politics

Creating a New Party System

By: Steven Reed (Editor)


Published: 12th June 2003
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The old Japanese single-party system collapsed in 1993, but a new system has not yet fully evolved.

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 1955 to 1993 and a detailed historical study of events leading up to the 1996 and 2000 elections, before presenting statistical analysis of the elections themselves. The authors then look to the future, anticipating what form the new political system will take.

Japanese Electoral Politics contains four very detailed case studies and a wealth of new data. It will appeal to students and researchers of Japanese politics and elections and electoral systems.

Part I: The political context of the 1996 and 2000 elections -- 1: The 1993 election and the end of LDP dominance (Reed) -- 2: Realignment between the 1993 and 1996 elections (Reed) -- 3: Realignment between the 1996 and 2000 elections (Reed) -- Part II: Four prefectural case studies -- 4: Political realignment in Nagano: Hata Tsutomu and the new opposition challenge the LDP (Ethan Scheiner) -- 5: A local five-party alliance challenges the LDP in Hyogo (Karen Cox) -- 6: Inheriting the 'conservative kingdom' in Ibaraki (Hulda Thora-Sveinsdottir) -- 7: Kagoshima: the prefecture that realignment forgot (Robert Weiner) -- Part III: Analysis -- 8: Who won the 1996 election? (Reed) -- 9: Who won the 2000 election? (Reed).

ISBN: 9780203458501
ISBN-10: 0203458508
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 12th June 2003