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Dynasties and democracy : the inherited incumbency advantage in Japan

Author: Daniel M Smith
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
Series: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The presence of dynasties seems to run counter to widely held conceptions of democratic opportunity and fairness. Yet they persist throughout the modern democratized world. Looking at the institutional change in Japan's party system as a comparative model, Daniel M. Smith examines the factors that contribute to their development over time and space and the advantages that members of dynasties reap throughout their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Smith, Daniel M., 1982-
Dynasties and democracy.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017050717
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Smith
ISBN: 9781503606401 1503606406
OCLC Number: 1012615745
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 359 pages).
Contents: Introduction : dynasties in democracies --
Putting Japan into comparative perspective --
A comparative theory of dynastic candidate selection --
Selection : from family business to party priority --
Election : the inherited incumbency advantage --
Promotion : dynastic dominance in the cabinet --
The consequences of dynastic politics for representation --
Conclusion : family fiefdoms and party politics.
Series Title: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Smith.

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The presence of dynasties seems to run counter to widely held conceptions of democratic opportunity and fairness. Yet they persist throughout the modern democratized world. Looking at the institutional change in Japan's party system as a comparative model, Daniel M. Smith examines the factors that contribute to their development over time and space and the advantages that members of dynasties reap throughout their political careers.

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