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The Supreme Court and benign elite democracy in Japan

Author: Hiroshi Itoh
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work, innovatively interpreting Japanese politics as a 'benign elite democracy', demonstrates the Supreme Court's vital contribution to that political structure. Hiroshi Itoh presents a study of judicial decision making under Japan's Constitution, focusing on the document's functions as the supreme law of the land.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroshi Itoh
ISBN: 9780754676034 075467603X 9781409407744 1409407748
OCLC Number: 504280943
Description: xvi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Elite governance in Japan --
Judicial decision making --
Judicial impact and feedback --
Judicial attitude in the grand bench --
Judicial attribute of justices --
Judicial role of the Supreme Court.
Responsibility: Hiroshi Itoh.

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A study of judicial decision making under Japan's Constitution. It examines the Supreme Court's records regarding the protection of civil rights and liberties, the preservation of the conformity of  Read more...

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