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Japan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform

Mulgan, Aurelia George

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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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMulgan, Aurelia George
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:23:54Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T23:23:54Z
dc.date.copyright2002
dc.date.created2013
dc.identifier.isbn9781925021042 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn9781925021059 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/91977
dc.description.abstractJapan’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. This book should be read by all political scientists, journalists, economists, and students interested in contemporary Japan.
dc.format.extent260 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAsia Pacific Press
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.source.urihttp://www.worldcat.org/oclc/984774522
dc.titleJapan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2002
local.identifier.absfor160603 - Comparative Government and Politics
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationGeorge Mulgan, Aurelia, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.22459/JFR.05.2013
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T09:18:09Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.relation.hasversionReprint
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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