Private governance of public rights in Japan: Revisiting the Japanese governance debate

Wolff, Leon (2000) Private governance of public rights in Japan: Revisiting the Japanese governance debate. Pacific Economic Papers, 302, 3.5-3.27.

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Dramatic growth in the Japanese economy in the postwar period – and its meltdown in the 1990s – has attracted sustained interest in the power dynamics underlying the management of Japan’s administrative state. For a long time, scholars and commentators have debated about who wields power in Japan. The question has been asked in different ways. In the 1970s and 1980s, the question was usually posed as: who orchestrated Japan’s economic miracle in the 1960s and 1970s? Today, the question is usually reframed to: who is accountable for the policy failures that plunged Japan into financial crisis and recession during the 1990s? Yet the core issue remains the same – who governs Japan? (Johnson 1995)...

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ID Code: 91076
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0728-8409
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Australia–Japan Research Centre
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2015 23:56
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 15:20

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