The politics of oligarchy : institutional choice in imperial Japan

J. Mark Ramseyer, Frances M. Rosenbluth

This book examines a key question of modern Japanese politics: why the Meiji oligarchs were unable to design institutions capable of protecting their power. The authors question why the oligarchs chose the political institutions they did, and what the consequences of those choices were for Japan's political competition, economic development, and diplomatic relations. Indeed, they argue, it was the oligarchs' very inability to agree among themselves on how to rule that prompted them to cut the military loose from civilian control--a decision that was to have disastrous consequences not only for Japan but for the rest of the world.

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  • List of tables and figure
  • Series editors' preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The collapse of oligarchy: failed attempts at cartel-maintenance
  • 3. Concession or facade: the Meiji constitution
  • 4. Electoral rules and party competition: the struggle for political survival
  • 5. The bureaucracy: who ruled whom?
  • 6. The courts: who monitored whom?
  • 7. The military: master of its own fate
  • 8. Financial politics
  • 9. Railroad politics
  • 10. Cotton politics
  • 11. Conclusion: institutions and political control
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index.

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書名 The politics of oligarchy : institutional choice in imperial Japan
著作者等 Ramseyer, J. Mark
Rosenbluth, Frances McCall
Eggertsson, Thrainn
Calvert, Randall
シリーズ名 Political economy of institutions and decisions
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xviii, 224 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0521636493
NCID BA39570656
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス