Japan’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party swept both houses of parliament in December 2012 and July 2013 on a platform of Keynesian spending. Better known for fiscal stringency, the LDP “changed its spots” in part because 1994 electoral reforms force parties to compete on party platforms in place of clientelism.
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Research Article| December 01 2015
Electoral Adaptation and Business Cycles in Post-1994 Japan
Frances McCall Rosenbluth,
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (6): 1071–1092.
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Frances McCall Rosenbluth, Kyohei Yamada; Electoral Adaptation and Business Cycles in Post-1994 Japan. Asian Survey 1 December 2015; 55 (6): 1071–1092. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.6.1071
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