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JAPANESE POLITICS

Semester
Instructor(s)
Units
4
Section
0
Number
143B
Course Description

This course examines the politics and policy of contemporary Japan, applying a range of theoretical perspectives to analyze both recent history and current events.  After a brief historical review, we survey the core political institutions of the postwar era, examine patterns of political interaction, survey recent social changes, and analyze current debates over policy issues ranging from economic reform to constitutional revision.