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Japan decides 2014 : the Japanese general election

Author: Robert Pekkanen; Steven R Reed; Ethan Scheiner
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 2014 Japanese election was framed as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's signature 'Abenomics' policies. This 'bait and switch' election saw the focus on Abenomics give little indication of the policy changes to come immediately after the polls closed. Collecting original and high-quality analysis by top scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia, and Europe, this volume analyzes and explains the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Pekkanen; Steven R Reed; Ethan Scheiner
ISBN: 9781137551993 1137551992
OCLC Number: 922639363
Description: xx, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgementsNotes on Contributors PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Introduction: Take a Second Look at the 2014 Election, it's Worth it; Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner2. Japanese Politics Between the 2012 and 2014 Elections; Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Daniel M. Smith3. The 2014 Japanese Election Results: The Opposition Cooperates, but Fails to Inspire; Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, Michael F. ThiesPART II: POLITICAL PARTIES 4. LDP: Return to Dominance? Or a Golden Age Built on Sand?; Masahisa Endo and Robert J. Pekkanen5. The Democratic Party of Japan: Surviving to Fight Another Day; Fumi Ikeda and Steven R. Reed6. From Third Force to Third Party: Duverger's Revenge?; Robert J. Pekkanen and Steven R. Reed7. Komeito --
Rock 'n Row the Coalition Boat; Axel KleinPART III: CAMPAIGNING, CANDIDATES, DISTRICTS 8. The Abe Cabinet and Public Opinion --
How Abe won re-election by narrowing public debate; Yukio Maeda9. Did Abe's Coattails Help the LDP Win?; Kenneth Mori McElwain10. Candidates in the 2014 Election: Better Coordination and Higher Candidate Quality; Daniel M. Smith11. Women and the 2014 Lower House Election; Alisa Gaunder12. Netizens Decide 2014? A Look at Party Campaigning Online; Joshua A. Williams and Douglas MillerPART IV: GOVERNANCE AND POLICY 13. Abenomics in the 2014 election: Showing the money (supply) and little else; Greg Noble14. The Kantei vs. the LDP: Agricultural Reform, the Organized Vote, and the 2014 Election; Patricia L. Maclachlan and Kay Shimizu15. Regional inequality in 2014: Urgent issue, tepid election; Ken Hijino16. Abenomics and Japan's Energy Conundrum; Llewelyn Hughes17. Nationalism and the 2014 Snap Election: the Abe Conundrum; Jeff Kingston18. Unraveling the Abe Conundrum in Foreign Policy: The Mystery of the 'the Dog that Didn't Bark"; Ellis S. Krauss19. The 2014 Election in Okinawa; Koji Kagotani20. Japan's Stealth Decision 2014: The Trans-Pacific Partnership; Saori N. Katada and Scott WilburPART V: CONCLUSION 21. Conclusion: Japan's Bait and Switch Election 2014; Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan ScheinerAppendix: Table of Contents from Japan Decides 2012Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] Robert J. Pekkanen, Professor, Jackson School of International Studies and Department of Political Science, University of Washington, USA ; Steven R. Reed, Professor of Modern Government, Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan ; Ethan Scheiner, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis, USA.

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