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Abstract

STEVEN R. REED, ETHAN SCHEINER, AND MICHAEL F. THIES
The End of LDP Dominance and the Rise of Party-Oriented Politics in Japan
 

The loss of power by the Liberal Democratic Party after more half a century of dominance was the most obvious outcome of Japanís 2009 election, but together the 2005 and 2009 elections demonstrate significant shifts in both the foundations of party support and the importance of national swings in support for one party or another. Since 2005, urban-rural differences in the foundations of the leading parties have changed dramatically, and Japan has moved from a system dominated by locally based, individual candidacies toward a two-party system in which both party popularity and personal characteristics influence electoral success or failure.

Volume 38, Number 2 (Summer 2012)
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