Introduction: Dissimulation, Enigma, Formalist, Prismatic Society to Bilayer Theory
Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister in the nineteenth century, characterized the practice of politics in the East as “dissimulation”; more recently, a Dutch journalist (van Wolferen 1989) has described the Japanese character, if there is one, as being “enigmatic” and elusive.
KeywordsLiberal Democratic Party Legislative Process Opposition Parti Closed Door American Political Science Association
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