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作者 Catalinac, Amy
書名 Electoral reform and national security in Japan : from pork to foreign policy / Amy Catalinac, New York University
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781107120495 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JQ1692 .C38 2016    在架上    30650020062374
 人社中心  JQ1692 C38 2016    在架上    30560400432040
說明 xvii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-238) and index
"Japan is the third-largest economy in the world and a key ally of the United States. Yet the determinants of Japanese security policy are not well understood. The question of why Japan never sought the independent military capabilities that would be commensurate with its economic power has puzzled scholars of international relations for decades. Applying new tools for the quantitative analysis of text to a new collection of 7,497 Japanese-language election manifestos used in elections between 1986 and 2009, this book argues that the electoral strategies politicians in the ruling party were forced to adopt under Japan's old electoral system made it extraordinarily difficult for them to focus on security issues and to change security policy. It was only when their electoral strategies shifted after electoral reform in 1994 that these same politicians became able to pay attention and change security policy"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Elections -- Japan -- History
Representative government and representation -- Japan -- History
National security -- Japan -- History
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