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Comparative Analysis of Japanese Economic Policy-Making Process

Objective
The objective of this course is to understand the different economic policy-making process by analyzing Japanese process from comparative perspective. While important policy is carried out through either budgetary measures or legislative measures, the course will focus on legislative process of regulatory policy.
Legislation is heavily influenced by the following three actions; interaction among a part of legislators, relevant executive officials and interest groups, leadership role of chief executive officer and the enhancement of policymaking technique. National system, the combination of above-mentioned elements is shaped by the history, values and institution of each country. After identifying these elements in Japanese system, we will examine how these elements shape economic policy in American and British system. Then we compare the pros and cons of each system under specific environment.
Adequate emphasis will be made on the analysis of process of Trump economic policy and Abenomics(economic policy of Abe administration.
Student will be expected to make short presentation in the class, and to participate in the class discussion.

Class will be conducted in English. Students are encouraged to actively participate in the class.

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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
5112211
GPP-MP5P10L3
Comparative Analysis of Japanese Economic Policy-Making Process
林 良造
A1 A2
水曜4限
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教室
国際学術総合研究棟 演習室B
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
公共政策学教育部
授業計画
1 Introduction, Compare Trump Economic Policy and Abenomics 2 Structure of American Policymaking Process 3 Japanese Legislative Process Overview 4 Basic Structure of Japanese Policymaking Process 5 Role of Japanese Bureaucracy 6 Role of Political Process in Japanese Policymaking 7 Iron Triangle 8 Role of Political Leadership 9 Comparison among Japan, US, UK 10 Policymaking process of Japanese Agriculture Policy 11 Policymaking process of Japanese Energy Policy 12 Policymaking process of Japanese Consumer Policy This schedule is tentative
授業の方法
Lecture, Guest Speakers, Class presentations
成績評価方法
Grading will be based on class participation, presentation and essay
教科書
NA
参考書
・ Yergin Commanding Heights ・ Aoki “Bureaupluralism” Information, incentives, and bargaining in the Japanese economy ・ Seki “The Drafting Process of Cabinet Bills” ・ McCraw America versus Japan ・ Miwa and Ramsayer ・ Vernon Iron Triangle and Revolving Door ・ Johnson  MITI and the Japanese Miracle ・ Dietrich In the Shadow of Rising Sun ・ Okimoto Between MITI and Market ・ Curtis Japanese Way of Politics ・ Wolferen ”LDP Battles, Bureaucrats and Political Tribesmen" The Enigma of Japanese Power ・  Olsen The Legislative Process ・ Shugart President and Assemblies ・ Huber ”Law, Institution, and Policymaking” Deliberate Discretion ・ Merryman “Revolution” Civil Law Tradition
履修上の注意
NA