Class notes # 12

Class notes # 12 - OBJECTIVES 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduce the...

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OBJECTIVES 1. Introduce the major components of Japan’s government 2. Understand the concept of reciprocal exchange 3. Study the basic features of nonmarket stratifies in japan 4. Case: toys r us 9including CAGE analysis) Japan’s Government Parliamentary form of government Bicameral legislature: Diet o Lower house more powerful, approves prime minister and cabinet ( executive branch o Multiple parties may require formation of coalition government o LDP thorn out of power in 2009 after more than 50 years of control Representation o Koenkai: constituency service groups o Zoku: intermediary between interest groups and bureaucracy The Role of Bureaucracy o Most important part of the government o Ministries have agenda setting power in the legislature and also significant regulatory authority o Ministry of economy, trade and industry METI is one of the most powerful ministries Paning and economic rationalization function Lead ministry in international trade negotiations o Career bureaucracy and the revolving door: amakudari Reciprocal Exchange Iron Triangles and Reciprocal Exchange o Iron triangle: Interest groups, parties, and bureaucracy work together through
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course PSC 222 taught by Professor Jing during the Spring '10 term at Rochester.

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Class notes # 12 - OBJECTIVES 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduce the...

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