Japan Decides 2017

The Japanese General Election

  • Robert J. Pekkanen
  • Steven R. Reed
  • Ethan Scheiner
  • Daniel M. Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, Michael F. Thies
      Pages 29-50
  3. Political Parties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin
      Pages 53-76
    3. Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed
      Pages 77-92
    4. Ko Maeda
      Pages 93-106
  4. Campaign and Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-351

About this book


This third volume in the Japan Decides series remains the premier venue for scholarly research on Japanese elections. Putting a spotlight on the 2017 general election, the contributors discuss the election results, party politics, coalition politics with Komeito, the cabinet, constitutional revision, new opposition parties, and Abenomics. Additionally, the volume looks at campaigning, public opinion, media, gender issues and representation, North Korea and security issues, inequality, immigration and cabinet scandals. With a topical focus and timely coverage of the latest dramatic changes in Japanese politics, the volume will appeal to researchers and policy experts alike, and will also make a welcome addition to courses on Japanese politics, comparative politics and electoral politics. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pekkanen
    • 1
  • Steven R. Reed
    • 2
  • Ethan Scheiner
    • 3
  • Daniel M. Smith
    • 4
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattle, WAUSA
  2. 2.Chuo UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.University of California, DavisDavis, CAUSA
  4. 4.Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAUSA

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