ALISA GAUNDER, EDITOR
LONDON AND NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 2011
464 PAGES ISBN: 978-0415551373, HARDBACK
Reviewed by David M. Potter
Japan’s political economy has changed markedly in the past fifteen years. Long-term dominance by the Liberal Democratic Party in alliance with an elite bureaucracy crumbled in the 1990s in the face of unstable party politics and new societal pressures. These changes have been documented and analyzed by scholars, but a comprehensive overview of changes and continuities in Japan’s politics had been lacking. The intent of the Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is to remedy that problem.