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Japan's Political Marketplace

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$50.00 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674472815

Publication Date: 03/25/1997


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 line illustrations, 33 tables


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Ramseyer and Rosenbluth present a view of Japanese politics that coherently links voters, politicians, bureaucrats, and judges into patterns of interaction governed by the logic of the ’political marketplace.’ They succeed in demonstrating that many of the analytical tools developed to study the politics of advanced Western democracies are not only applicable in the Japanese context, but also are capable of yielding novel interpretations of politics in Japan.—Amy Searight, Pacific Affairs

[A] Well researched and carefully thought out study of Japanese politics.—Hugh Cortazzi, Asian Affairs

Fodder for scholarly research for years to come.—Steven R. Reed, American Journal of Sociology

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