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Author Scheiner, Ethan, 1968-
Title Democracy without competition in Japan : opposition failure in a one-party dominant state / Ethan Scheiner.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Author Scheiner, Ethan, 1968-
Subject Jiyū Minshutō.
Democracy -- Japan.
Political parties -- Japan.
Patronage, Political -- Japan.
Patron and client -- Japan.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 267 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary Explains why no opposition party has been able to offer itself as a sustained challenger in Japan.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511335020 (electronic bk.)
0511335024 (electronic bk.)
9780511334443 (electronic bk.)
0511334443 (electronic bk.)
9780511610660 (electronic bk.)
0511610661 (electronic bk.)
9780521846929 (hardback)
0521846927 (hardback)
9780521609692 (pbk.)
0521609690 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9780521846929
OCLC # 181086182
Additional Format Print version: Scheiner, Ethan, 1968- Democracy without competition in Japan. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2006 9780521846929 0521846927 (DLC) 2004030868 (OCoLC)57406081

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