Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index.
The importance of party competition and a model of party competition failure -- Opposition failure in Japan : background and explanations -- Clientelism and its determinants -- The impact of clientelism and centralized government financial structure : comparative analysis -- Local opposition failure in Japan -- National-level opposition failure : the impact of subnational-level weakness -- Political economy changes and their impact on party systems : comparative analysis -- Parallel party systems : political economy changes and the limits to anti-clientelist appeals in Japan -- The problem of organization and coherence in top-down party formation -- Conclusion : democracy without competition.
Explains why no opposition party has been able to offer itself as a sustained challenger in Japan.
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