Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/182551
Authors: 
Köllner, Patrick
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
GIGA Working Papers No. 8
Abstract: 
Japan's ruling party is a prime example of a dominant party. While dominant parties in other democracies around the world have lost their grip on power or have even disappeared altogether, the LDP is still going strong. What explains the success of the party? How did the LDP acquire its dominant position and how did it manage to cling to it? In an attempt to answer these questions, this paper discusses the rise, the power (re-)sources and the perspectives of Japan's dominant party.
Subjects: 
Liberal Democratic Party
Japan
dominant party
party competition
electoral system
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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