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Author Mulgan, Aurelia George, author. Author.

Title Japan's failed revolution : Koizumi and the politics of economic reform / Aurelia George Mulgan.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013.
Publication Info. 2013

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Contents 1. The political conditions for economic reform -- 2. Koizumi's power base -- 3. Koizumi's reform team, its policies and approach -- 4. Opportunities lost -- 5. Party-bureaucratic government -- 6. Policy stalemate -- 7. Team weaknesses, tactical flaws and policy defects -- 8. Koizumi's failed revolution.
Summary Japan’s Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform asks why, despite all the high expectations, the Japanese public’s desire for economic reform, and leadership of a majority coalition in a parliamentary democracy, the reformer Prime Minister Koizumi has not achieved the economic reforms expected of him since he surprisingly attained power over a year ago. To unravel this ‘puzzle’, Aurelia George Mulgan eschews the simplicities of both cultural and rational choice explanations and systematically tests the propositions in the comparative literature on ‘failed reform’. The result is one of the best books ever written about contemporary Japanese politics. It explains how, despite British-style parliamentary institutions, Japan’s very ‘un-Westminster’ traditional policymaking process involving the ruling party and the bureaucracy’s structure and linkage has stymied and will probably continue to stymie even a sincere and active Prime Minister’s best reform intentions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Language English.
Subject Japan -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Japan -- Economic policy -- 1989-
Humanities.
History.
Regional and national history.
Asian history.
History: earliest times to present day.
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Chronological Term Since 1989
Indexed Term Political studies
Japan
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mulgan, Aurelia George. Japan's failed revolution : Koizumi and the politics of economic reform. Canberra, Australian Capital Territory : Australian National University E Press, 2013 9781925021042
ISBN 9781925021059 (electronic bk.)
192502105X (electronic bk.)
9781921862059 (ebook)
9781925021042
9781921862042 (paperback)
1925021041
9781925021042
Standard No. 459944
AU@ 000050883373
GBVCP 865754128
GBVCP 1008658669
AU@ 000050883416

 
    
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