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Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

Edited by: Alisa Gaunder

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415551373
eBook ISBN: 9780203829875
Adobe ISBN: 9781136818387

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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level

reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics,

featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume

is divided into five sections covering:

  • domestic politics
  • civil society
  • social policy
  • political economy
  • and international relations/security

The first four sections begin with an overview chapter that provides

historical background information on the section’s overarching topic.

The chapters that follow explore more specific topics in the sub-area.

In the final section, historical background information is contained in

the individual chapters which cover the diverse areas of international

political economy, security and foreign policy.


Offering a complete overview of the full spectrum of Japanese politics,

the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers,

policy analysts, graduate and undergraduate students studying this

ever-evolving field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The institutional landscape of Japanese politics Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Liberal Democratic Party Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Democratic Party of Japan Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The rationale for coalition government Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Prime ministerial leadership Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Election systems and campaign rules Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Money in Japanese politics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The influence of voters Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Democratizing the law in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Local government in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  State and civil society in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Japanese conception of citizenship  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Volunteer organizations (re)making democracy in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Civil society and the internet Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The labor movement Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The women’s movements Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The rise (and fall?) of social equality Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Policies for an aging/low fertility society Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender-related social policy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Japanese immigration policy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Japan’s environmental politics and change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The evolution of the Japanese policymaking system Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The politics of economic reform Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The politics of scarcity Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The politics and implications of postal reform Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Japan and East Asian economic regionalism Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The haunt of history in Japan’s foreign relations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The politics of national security Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Japan-U.S. Relations Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Japan-China Relations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Drifting apart? Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The other Rashomon story Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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