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Title Japan decides 2014 : the Japanese general election / edited by Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Subject Japan. Kokkai -- Elections, 2014.
Elections -- Japan -- History -- 21st century.
Political parties -- Japan -- History -- 21st century.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Alt Name Pekkanen, Robert,
Reed, Steven R., 1947-
Scheiner, Ethan, 1968-
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I Introduction. Introduction: Take a Second Look at the 2014 Election, It's Worth It / Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, andEthan Scheiner -- Japanese Politics Between the 2012 and 2014 Elections / Robert J. Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Daniel M. Smith -- The 2014 Japanese Election Results: The Opposition Cooperates but Fails to Inspire / Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith, and Michael F. Thies -- Part II Political Parties. The LDP: Return to Dominance? Or a Golden Age Built on Sand? / Masahisa Endo and Robert J. Pekkanen -- The Democratic Party of Japan: Surviving to Fight Another Day / Fumi Ikeda and Steven R. Reed -- From Third Force to Third Party: Duverger's Revenge? / Robert J. Pekkanen and Steven R. Reed -- Komeito -- Rock "n" Row the Coalition Boat / Axel Klein -- Campaigning, Candidates, Districts. The Abe Cabinet and Public Opinion: How Abe Won Re-election by Narrowing Public Debate / Yukio Maeda -- Did Abe's Coattails Help the LDP Win? / Kenneth Mori McElwain -- Candidates in the 2014 Election: Better Coordination and Higher Candidate Quality / Daniel M. Smith -- Women and the 2014 Lower House Election / Alisa Gaunder -- Netizens Decide 2014? A Look at Party Campaigning Online / Joshua A. Williams and Douglas M. Miller -- Part IV Governance and Policy. Abenomics in the 2014 Election: Showing the Money (Supply) and Little Else / Gregory W. Noble -- The Kantei vs the LDP: Agricultural Reform, the Organized Vote, and the 2014 Election / Patricia L. Maclachlan and Kay Shimizu -- Regional Inequality in 2014: Urgent Issue, Tepid Election / Ken V.L. Hijino -- Abenomics and Japan's Energy Conundrum / Llewelyn Hughes -- Nationalism and the 2014 Snap Election: The Abe Conundrum / Jeff Kingston -- Unraveling the Abe Conundrum in Foreign Policy: The Mystery of the "the Dog That Didn't Bark" / Ellis S. Krauss -- The 2014 Election in Okinawa / Koji Kagotani -- Japan's Stealth Decision 2014: The Trans-Pacific Partnership / Saori N. Katada and Scott Wilbur -- Part V Conclusion. Conclusion: Japan's Bait-and-Switch Election 2014 / Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner.
Summary Collecting original and high-quality analysis by top scholars from Japan, the United States, Australia, and Europe, this volume analyzes the results of the 2014 election, examining each of the major political parties, central policy issues, campaign practices, and considers how the results were used as a mandate for massive policy reform.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781137552006 (electronic bk.)
113755200X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 944036781
Additional Format Print version: Japan decides 2014. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 9781137551993 1137551992 (DLC) 2015020340

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