Carlson (political science, U. of Vermont) examines the consequences of Japanese campaign finance reforms introduced in 1994, focusing on the efforts of politicians and parties to adapt and survive in the new system. In particular, he looks at the abilities of politicians to raise and spend money, and to rely on pre-existing practices such as creating a support organization, koenkai, that can in turn organize large numbers of the general electora...
By Matthew Carlson
Hardcover: 175 pages
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub; illustrated Edition edition (March 30, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 6202591
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
In 1994, during one of the very brief moments since 1955 when the Liberal Democratic Party wasn't running Japan, the Japanese national election system was changed to a combination of 300 seats elected from local single-member districts and 180 seats