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Malfunctioning democracy in Japan : quantitative analysis in a civil society, Yoshiaki Kobayashi

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Malfunctioning democracy in Japan : quantitative analysis in a civil society
Title
Malfunctioning democracy in Japan
Title remainder
quantitative analysis in a civil society
Statement of responsibility
Yoshiaki Kobayashi
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many advanced countries are facing a shared problem that democracy is not functioning as well as it should. Malfunctioning Democracy in Japan: Quantitative Analysis in a Civil Society, by Yoshiaki Kobayashi, investigates the causes of these problems using Japan as a particular case study. Kobayashi begins with a discussion of the current functionality of democracy in Japan. These first chapters examine whether pledges given by political parties are ever fulfilled, which factors affect campaign pledges given by candidates at each election, and if there are discrepancies between public opinion and party policies. The next sections focus on the behavior of politicians and the behavior of voters. Kobayashi conducts a macro-analysis using aggregate data such as demographic and economic data, and then moves to micro-analysis using individual-level data to clarify precisely which factors determine voting behavior. Part Five approaches the elections which were held after Japan's political reform, inclusive of the 2009 lower house election which caused significant changes. Kobayashi considers point-of-view of issue voting-voting on the basis of the preference of party policies-and point-of-view of retrospective voting-voting on the basis of the evaluation of government performance. Finally, Malfunctioning Democracy in Japan makes proposals for political reform. Kobayashi's last chapter turns to the future and discusses both positive and possible changes to electoral systems, the registration of campaign pledges, the control over political influence on the public sector, and the eventual eradication of political corruption.--Publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kobayashi, Yoshiaki
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1692
LC item number
.K6213 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Democracy
  • Elections
  • Political science
  • Demokratie
  • Politisches Verhalten
  • Wahlverhalten
  • Demokratie
  • Wahlverhalten
  • Politisches Verhalten
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
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Malfunctioning democracy in Japan : quantitative analysis in a civil society, Yoshiaki Kobayashi
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Party platforms and government expenditures -- Platforms and voting behavior -- Electoral platform malfunction -- Investigating the political rationality hypothesis -- The voters' response : macro-analysis -- The voters' response : micro-analysis -- Issue voting -- Retrospective voting -- Issue voting and retrospective voting in the 2005 and 2009 elections -- A plan for the resuscitation of democracy -- Appendix : politicians' career points
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780739147580
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011030858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742512279
  • (OCoLC)ocn742512279
Label
Malfunctioning democracy in Japan : quantitative analysis in a civil society, Yoshiaki Kobayashi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Party platforms and government expenditures -- Platforms and voting behavior -- Electoral platform malfunction -- Investigating the political rationality hypothesis -- The voters' response : macro-analysis -- The voters' response : micro-analysis -- Issue voting -- Retrospective voting -- Issue voting and retrospective voting in the 2005 and 2009 elections -- A plan for the resuscitation of democracy -- Appendix : politicians' career points
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780739147580
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2011030858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742512279
  • (OCoLC)ocn742512279

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