Japanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party System by Steven ReedJapanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party System by Steven Reed

Japanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party System

EditorSteven Reed

Hardcover | July 29, 2003

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The old Japanese single-party system collapsed in 1993, but a new system has not yet fully evolved.

Following the most significant party reform in Japanese history, this book analyses the most recent national elections, examining voter behaviour and how it is influenced. It provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese politics from 1955 to 1993 and a detailed historical study of events leading up to the 1996 and 2000 elections, before presenting statistical analysis of the elections themselves. The authors then look to the future, anticipating what form the new political system will take.

Japanese Electoral Politics contains four very detailed case studies and a wealth of new data. It will appeal to students and researchers of Japanese politics and elections and electoral systems.
Steven R. Reed is Professor of Modern Government at Chuo University, Japan. His major areas of research include elections, electoral systems and Japanese politics. His recent publications include ``The Causes of Political Reform in Japan'' and ``The Consequences of Political Reform in Japan'' with Michael F. Thies in Mixed-Member Elect...
Title:Japanese Electoral Politics: Creating a New Party SystemFormat:HardcoverPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415311403

ISBN - 13:9780415311403


Table of Contents

Part I - The Political Context of the 1996 and 2000 Elections Part II - Four Prefectural Case Studies Part III - Analysis

Editorial Reviews

"Steve Reed has a well-deserved reputation for insight and clarity in his writing on Japanese elections, and his most recent work, an edited volume on Japanese elections of the last decade, lives up to these expectations of quality scholarship and an accessible writing style. The book is an excellent resource for those trying to sort out the political upheavals that convulsed Japan in the 1990s.."-Ray Christensen, Brigham Young University