The author of this study of policymaking in postwar Japan contends that the prevailing perceptions of the subject advanced to date are inadequate. Professor Pempel identifies three distinct patterns of policymaking within Japan’s current system of hegemonic pluralism. One of these, "policymaking by camp conflict," is associated with broad, highly e
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Westview Replica Editions -- Studies of the East Asian Institute of Columbia University -- Introduction -- Framework for Analysis -- Nature of the Issues -- Nature of Political Structures -- Policymaking Through Camp Conflict: University Administration -- Incremental Policymaking: Enrollment Expansion -- Pressure Group Politics: Differentiation and Specialization -- Conclusions -- Studies of the East Asian Institute
T. J. Pempel, associate professor of government at Cornell University, is currently engaged in an investigation of the Japanese state bureaucracy and in a project on comparative public policy in Japan, France, West Germany, Britain, and the United States.