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The Problem of Bureaucratic Rationality:
Tax Politics in Japan
Junko Kato

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Note on Conventions
List of Abbreviations
Introduction3
Ch. 1Bureaucratic Rationality and Strategic Behavior: The Framework17
Ch. 2Bureaucratic Rationality and Strategic Behavior: Japanese Tax Reform44
Ch. 3Lessons for Bureaucrats: From the Proposal for a Tax Increase in the Late 1970s to Fiscal Reconstruction without a Tax Increase in the Early 1980s110
Ch. 4Reframing the Tax Issue: The Ministry of Finance's Fiscal and Tax Policies in the Early 1980s140
Ch. 5The Tax Reform Proposal in the mid-1980s: Uneasy Cooperation between Prime Minister Nakasone and the Ministry of Finance156
Ch. 6The Third Attempt: introduction of the Consumption Tax and the Securities Trading Scandal191
Ch. 7Conclusion: Bureaucracy, Party, and the Power of Rationality221
Notes243
Bibliography287
Index309

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