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The Policy-Making Process in Contemporary Japan


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Minoru Nakano
      Pages 1-9
  3. Policy Decisions Japanese-style

  4. The Electoral and Policy-Making Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Minoru Nakano
      Pages 103-156
  5. Local Politics and Policy Decisions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-257

About this book


This book deals with the public policy-making process in contemporary Japan testifying a new dictum: 'The various phases of the policy process cause politics'. The analytical focus is threefold: encompassing the policy-making process on the national level; elections and the policy-making process; and the regional policy and decision-making. These analyses offer a number of original and comparative data on Japanese politics. This book also tries to interpret the basic pattern of Japanese politics, which contributes to a clear understanding of the dynamic aspects of the political process and political economy after the Second World War.


decision-making economy elections Electoral government mediation Policy political process politics

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  1. 1.Meiji Gakuin UniversityShonan-nobi,KanagawaTokyoJapan

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