Political Opposition and Local Politics in Japan
Edited by Kurt Steiner, Ellis S. Krauss, & Scott E. Flanagan


Japan's national government, and most of its local governments, have been in conservative hands for more than three decades. Recently, however, the strength of progressive opposition forces has been increasing at the local level. The contributors to this volume analyze this increasing opposition to determine whether it is a temporary phenomenon or portends permanent changes.

First published in 1981.

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