Japan Decides 2014

The Japanese General Election

  • Robert J. Pekkanen
  • Steven R. Reed
  • Ethan Scheiner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner
      Pages 3-8
    3. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Daniel M. Smith
      Pages 9-21
    4. Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, Michael F. Thies
      Pages 22-38
  3. Political Parties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Masahisa Endo, Robert J. Pekkanen
      Pages 41-54
    3. Fumi Ikeda, Steven R. Reed
      Pages 55-61
    4. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed
      Pages 62-71
  4. Campaigning, Candidates, Districts

  5. Governance and Policy

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner
      Pages 265-278
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-291

About this book


Collecting original and high-quality analysis by top scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia, and Europe, this volume analyzes the results of the 2014 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.


Comparative Politics Japanese Politics Electoral Systems Shinzo Abe party strategies gender issues policy campaign Campaigning comparative politics election elections Electoral Electoral System foreign policy gender governance nationalism Policy Political Parties

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pekkanen
    • 1
  • Steven R. Reed
    • 2
  • Ethan Scheiner
    • 3
  1. 1.Henry M. Jackson School of International StudiesUniversity of WashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Chuo UniversityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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