The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change by Gerald L. Curtis

The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of Change

byGerald L. Curtis

Kobo ebook | November 5, 1999

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Widely recognized both in America and Japan for his insider knowledge and penetrating analyses of Japanese politics, Gerald Curtis is the political analyst best positioned to explore the complexities of the Japanese political scene today. Curtis has pe

Gerald L. Curtis is Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and the former director of the East Asian Institute. He is the author of The Japanese Way of Politics and Election Campaigning Japanese Style, both published by Columbia University Press.
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Title:The Logic of Japanese Politics: Leaders, Institutions, and the Limits of ChangeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 5, 1999Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231502540

ISBN - 13:9780231502542

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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1. The Politics of Complacency
2. The End of One-Party Dominance
3. The Rise and Fall of Coalition Government
4. The Politics of Electoral Reform
5. The LDP's Return to Power
6. Japan's Uncertain Political Future

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Logic is a fine book, in fact an outstanding one. The jacket blurbs are, for once, right in their enthusiasm...For the Japanese scholar, the detail-oriented reader and anyone who wants an insider's view, written by an outsider, this book has no current peer. The Logic of Japanese Politics offers a hugely fascinating tour through contemporary Japanese politics. Gerry Curtis makes the mysterious understandable while shaking up your view of what might have seemed obvious. Specialists will appreciate Curtis's expertise, but anyone who loves politics will be grateful for this insightful look at how power works in Japan.