Democracy without Competition in Japan

Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State by Ethan Scheiner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
Cover of: Democracy without Competition in Japan | Ethan Scheiner
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Subjects:

  • Political parties,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Japan,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Political Process - Political Parties,
  • Government - Comparative,
  • Political Science / General,
  • General,
  • Democracy,
  • Jiyu Minshuto,
  • Patronage, Political
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7766448M
ISBN 100521846927
ISBN 109780521846929

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Democracy without Competition in Japan takes an innovative theoretical approach, focusing on the clientelistic advantages, including in the recruitment of potential candidates, available to the LDP and largely denied to its erstwhile competitors.

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Introduction The Puzzle of Party Competition Failure in Japan. Japanese party politics are a puzzle. Inthe Liberal and Democratic Parties merged to form the conservative Liberal Democratic : $   Democracy without Competition in Japan by Ethan Scheiner,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(10).

- Democracy Without Competition in Japan - Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State - by Ethan Scheiner Excerpt. Introduction The Puzzle of Party Competition Failure in Japan. Japanese party politics are a puzzle.

Inthe Liberal and Democratic Parties merged to form the conservative Liberal Democratic Party. Despite its democratic structure, Japan's government has been dominated by a single party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since This book offers an explanation for why, even in the face of great dissatisfaction with the LDP, no opposition party has been able to offer itself as a Author: Ethan Scheiner.

Democracy Without Competition: Opposition Failure in One-Party Dominant Japan Ethan Scheiner Stanford University Failure of Democracy, the Japanese Case Japan • Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Rules • Economic Collapse • Political Corruption • Voter anger – 55% of public: no party affiliation – Only % support for ruling LDP.

Scheiner. Democracy without competition in japan. Cambridge. Intwo parties merged to form Japan's LDP. Though many Japanese doubted its ability to stay together, it has remained in power ever since (excepting one twelve month period).

This is a puzzle for two reasons.(1) Japan is a democracy, and the LDP is regularly contested. (2) The LDP is not popular. Ethan Scheiner is the author of Democracy Without Competition in Japan ( avg rating, 10 ratings, 3 reviews, published ), Democracy without Compet /5.

Democracy Without Competition in Japan UC Davis Political Science Professor Ethan Scheiner offers an explanation for this failure in Japan, a democracy dominated by. Despite its democratic structure, Japan's government has been dominated by a single party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since This book offers an explanation for why, even in the face of great dissatisfaction with the LDP, no opposition party has been able to offer itself as a credible challenger in Japan.

Understanding such failure is important for many reasons, from its effect on. Democracy Without Competition in Japan: Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State Ethan Scheiner Cambridge University Press, Medieval Japan experienced a troublesome history of warring states until it eventually became unified under a strong and enduring government.

Get this from a library. Democracy without competition in Japan: opposition failure in a one-party dominant state. [Ethan Scheiner] -- Explains why no opposition party has been able to offer itself as a sustained challenger in Japan.

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His first book, Democracy Without Competition in Japan: Opposition Failure in a One-Party Dominant State ( at Cambridge University Press) offers an explanation for opposition party failure in Japan, a democracy dominated by one party since The book offers analysis of not only Japanese opposition failure, but party competition failure in other countries as well.

First, Japan is a democracy. Citizens maintain all the usual civil liberties, and non-LDP parties contest elections, hoping to topple the LDP. Second, and most troubling, the LDP is not popular. As of the writing of this book, it had been over 40 years since the party received a majority of the vote in an election for the national House of.

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The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) was formed on 27 April It was a merger of four previously independent parties that were opposed to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)—the previous Democratic Party of Japan, the Good Governance Party (民政党, Minseitō), the New Fraternity Party (新党友愛, Shintō-Yūai), and the Democratic Reform Party (民主改革連合, Minshu Ideology: Social liberalism.

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Competition arises whenever at least two parties strive for a goal which cannot be shared: where one's gain is the other's loss (an example of which is a zero-sum game). It is, in general, a rivalry between two or more entities: animals, organisms, economic groups, individuals, social groups, etc., for group or social status, leadership, profit, and recognition: awards, goods, mates, prestige.

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The politics of Japan are conducted in a framework of a multi-party bicameral parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy whereby the Emperor is the ceremonial head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of government and the head of the Cabinet, which directs the executive tution: Constitution of Japan.

Observers have debated whether or not Japan is a ‘real’ democracy or a ‘normal nation’ due to seemingly nondemocratic aspects of its political system, including the lengthy dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), close connections between politicians and bureaucrats, and the supposed cultural traits of citizens, such as submission of the self for the sake of the by: 3.Japanese politics, a model democracy by Jeff Certainly few readers will finish this book without reassessing their opinions about Japan, Inc., the development state and the Iron Triangle (big.In the current crisis of democracy, this book assesses the effects of the technocratic critique against representative institutions, which are perceived to be unable to deal with complex and global problems.

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