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Advice and Consent: The Politics of Consultation in Japan Frank J. Schwartz

Advice and Consent: The Politics of Consultation in Japan

Frank J. Schwartz

Published April 28th 1998
ISBN : 9780521580489
Hardcover
343 pages
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The postwar era has witnessed a pluralizing trend in Japan, but small sets of narrowly-focused interest groups still dominate policymaking. Over 200 small consultative councils (shingikai), composed of business people, bureaucrats, scholars,MoreThe postwar era has witnessed a pluralizing trend in Japan, but small sets of narrowly-focused interest groups still dominate policymaking. Over 200 small consultative councils (shingikai), composed of business people, bureaucrats, scholars, journalists, union members, and others, deliberate on virtually every aspect of public policy. This book reviews their functions and operations, and presents three case studies of specific governmental decisions involving the use of shingikai in the late 1980s.