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Published: 01 April 2019

208 Pages | 4 charts

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526114686

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Understanding governance in contemporary Japan

Transformation and the regulatory state

First Edition

Masahiro Mogaki

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides updated information regarding Japan>'s transforming political elites including politicians and civil servants through the analysis of rich and detailed interview accounts aiming at a wide range of readers.
  • Reveals the nature of governance in Japan's political arenas with concomitant change of power relations and structures since the 1980s as its core theme.
  • Provides a timely account on the regulatory transformation and governance in Japan as a key non-European example, with two case studies of key regulatory sectors.
  • Sets out the challenge to the established literature of pluralist and rational choice in Japanese politics through problematising the state and the core executive as key.

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