Advice and Consent: The Politics of Consultation in Japan (Paperback)

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The postwar era has witnessed a pluralizing trend in Japan, but small sets of narrowly-focused interest groups still dominate policymaking. Over 200 small consultative councils (shingikai), composed of business people, bureaucrats, scholars, journalists, union members, and others, deliberate on virtually every aspect of public policy. This book reviews their functions and operations, and presents three case studies of specific governmental decisions involving the use of shingikai in the late 1980s.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521005364
ISBN-10: 0521005361
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2001
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Politics of Consultation in Japan