This book examines several major reforms in Japan - in the postal business, transportation, telecommunications and technology - and evaluates the impact of these changes since the early 1980s. Conceptually, the book presents the dual state as being a fundamental feature of the Japanese political economy that determines government reform dynamics.
Cover Contents List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1 Japanese Government Reform from a Comparative Perspective 2 The Politics of the Dual State 3 The Dual State and Government Reforms 4 Postal Business: Old Guard Politics Die Hard 5 Reforms in Transportation: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles 6 Telecommunications Regulatory Reform: Bureaucracy-Led Liberalization? Conclusion Notes Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Print version: Kawabata, E. Contemporary Government Reform in Japan