Japan's Political Marketplace

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Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2009 - History - 272 pages
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Mark Ramseyer and Frances McCall Rosenbluth show how rational-choice theory can be applied to Japanese politics. Using the concept of principal and agent, Ramseyer

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Electoral Rules and Party Strategy
16
Demographics and Policy
38
Party Factions
59
Party Organization
80
Political Structure and Bureaucratic Incentives
99
Bureaucratic Manipulation
121
Political Structure and Judicial Incentives
142
Judicial Manipulation
161
Political Markets and Electoral Change
182
Notes
203
References
228
Index
255
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J. Mark Ramseyer is Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, Harvard University Law School.

Frances McCall Rosenbluth is Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

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