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Japan's Failed Revolution: Koizumi and the Politics of Economic Reform
Japan's deepening economic crisis is fundamentally a political crisis. Economic reform is crucial to the recovery of the Japanese economy, but the political system is not delivering the necessary reforms. All eyes are on Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his program of "structural reform." The Koizumi Administration has enjoyed most of the political conditions identifie ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Asia Pacific Press
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A brilliant insight into the practice of politics in 1990-2000s Japan, and a the associated difficulty of reform. Mulgan wrote contemporaneously with Koizumi's faltering leadership, which makes the depth of insight and the reach of prediction doubly impressive. Enjoyable, accessible and important for political scientists, policy economists and Japan scholars.