• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France - Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies (Hardback)
  • Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France - Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies (Hardback)
zoom

Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France - Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies (Hardback)

(author)
£110.00
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 04/12/2009
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Decentralization is a curious policy for a central government to pursue. If politics is essentially about the struggle for power, why would anyone want to give away the power that one struggled for and won? This book argues that it is precisely party competition in search of power that propels decentralization. Koichi Nakano develops his core argument through in-depth, qualitative research on the politics of reform in France and Japan. Introducing the concept of oppositional policy, he traces the process through which parties in opposition reinvent their ideologies and policy platforms in an attempt to present themselves as the voice of the governed, broaden popular support through the advocacy of enhanced democratic control of government, and proceed to implement some of these oppositional policies after capturing power. This book, thus, takes the role of political parties in the democratic process seriously - parties take up certain issues and espouse certain solutions actively as weapons in the power struggle both on the electoral front and in the policy process. Party competition is not merely a formal condition of democracy; it is also a mechanism with substantive policy impact on its evolution. Party Politics and Decentralization in Japan and France will be of interest to students of Japanese and French politics and comparative politics in general.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415553056
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 317 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

You may also be interested in...

Karl Marx: Selected Writings
Added to basket
The Prime Minister
Added to basket
Loyalists
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The State and Revolution
Added to basket
One from the Hart
Added to basket
Green Parties, Green Future
Added to basket
The Liberal Ascendancy, 1830-1886
Added to basket
The End of the Party
Added to basket
Scum Manifesto
Added to basket
£8.00
Paperback
The SS: A New History
Added to basket
Saffron 'Modernity' in India
Added to basket
Socialism and Man in Cuba
Added to basket
5 Days in May
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Citizen Politics
Added to basket
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Speak for Britain!
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.