Download Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election by Robert J. Pekkanen, Ethan Scheiner, Steven R. Reed PDF

By Robert J. Pekkanen, Ethan Scheiner, Steven R. Reed

Gathering unique and high quality research via most sensible students from Japan, the USA, Australia, and Europe, this quantity analyzes the result of the 2014 election, interpreting all of the significant political events, important coverage concerns, crusade practices, and considers how the implications have been used as a mandate for large coverage reform.

Show description

Read Online or Download Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election PDF

Similar elections books

Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present

Because the very delivery of democracy in old Greece, the easy act of balloting has given upward thrust to mathematical paradoxes that experience questioned a number of the maximum philosophers, statesmen, and mathematicians. Numbers Rule lines the epic quest by means of those thinkers to create a extra ideal democracy and adapt to the ever-changing calls for that every new new release locations on our democratic associations.

Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice

In a global the place internet prone could make real-time information available to someone, how can the govt leverage this openness to enhance its operations and bring up citizen participation and information? via a set of essays and case reviews, best visionaries and practitioners either in and out of presidency proportion their rules on the best way to in achieving and direct this rising global of on-line collaboration, transparency, and participation.

Obama Does Globalistan

This essay is a spouse to my very own Globalistan, released in early 2007, which I outlined as a warped geopolitical trip e-book. I argued then that during a context of re-medievalization - the area fragmented into "stans" - we're now residing an intestinal warfare, an undeclared worldwide civil warfare. Borrowing from Zygmunt Bauman's thought of liquid modernity, I referred to as it Liquid conflict - and never merely as a result of international scramble for "black gold" oil and "blue gold" gasoline.

Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election

Veteran journalist David Corn—Washington Bureau leader for mom Jones journal and long island instances bestselling writer of Hubris (with Michael Isikoff) and The Lies of George W. Bush—now brings us  Showdown, the dramatic inside of tale of Barack Obama’s struggle to avoid wasting his presidency. With Bob Woodward-esque perception and narrative aptitude, Corn takes readers into the White condominium and at the back of the political scenes through the beleaguered president’s pivotal 3rd 12 months, and explores the main earth-shaking occasions of the Obama presidency—from the sport altering 2010 elections to the Arab Spring, the debt ceiling conflict with Congressional Republicans, the killing of Osama bin encumbered and past.

Extra resources for Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election

Sample text

Nikkei Business Online, 18 December 2014. jp/article/topics/20141218/275309. Laakso, Markku and Rein Taagepera (1979). Effective number of parties: A measure with application to West Europe. Comparative Political Studies 12(1): 3–27. Moser, Robert G. and Ethan Scheiner (2012). Electoral systems and political context: How the effects of rules vary across new and established democracies. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pempel, T. J. (1998). Regime shift: Comparative dynamics of the Japanese political economy.

For the five prefectures that lost, some districts changed names but remained largely the same geographically. 3 Redistricting in Saga 2nd District is mostly made up of the old Fukui 3rd District. The new Fukui 1st District combines much of the old 1st and 2nd Districts. Similarly, the new Yamanashi 1st District includes all of the old 3rd District and the western part of the old 2nd District. The new Pekkanen et al. org. Yamanashi 2nd District includes parts of the old 1st and 2nd Districts. In Tokushima Prefecture, the southern part of the 3rd District was incorporated into the 1st District, while the northern part was split between the 1st District and 2nd District.

Ironically, however, this decreased candidate entry may have also contributed to lower voter turnout at the SMD level – thus further dampening the opposition’s ability to challenge the ruling coalition by attracting the support of casual voters. In many districts, the main opposition parties sat out altogether, abandoning competition to the ruling coalition and the JCP. As a result, even more voters stayed home in 2014 than in 2012. Japan’s electoral system The electoral system for the HR is a parallel “mixed-member” system that combines 295 SMD seats allocated by plurality rule and 180 proportional representation (PR) seats separately allocated in 11 regional districts that vary in magnitude (number of seats) from 6 (in the Shikoku region) to 29 (in the Kinki region).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.42 of 5 – based on 10 votes