Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan
Party, Bureaucracy, and Business
By (author) Margarita Estevez-Abe
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Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan by Margarita Estevez-Abe
Book DescriptionThis book explains how postwar Japan managed to achieve a highly egalitarian form of capitalism despite meager social spending. Estevez-Abe develops an institutional, rational-choice model to solve this puzzle. She shows how Japan's electoral system generated incentives that led political actors to protect various groups that lost out in market competition. She explains how Japan's postwar welfare state relied upon various alternatives to orthodox social spending programs. The initial postwar success of Japan's political economy has given way to periods of crisis and reform. This book follows this story up to the present day. Estevez-Abe shows how the current electoral system renders obsolete the old form of social protection. She argues that institutionally Japan now resembles Britain and predicts that Japan's welfare system will also come to resemble Britain's. Japan thus faces a more market-oriented society and less equality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521722216
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Estevez-Abe explores the egalitarian capitalism of postwar Japan and the political mechanisms that sustained it.
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Author Biography - Margarita Estevez-Abe
Margarita Estevez-Abe is currently Associate Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. She has also taught at the University of Minnesota, served as a research associate at Keio University in Japan, and worked for a senior Japanese policy advisor. She co-authored Social Protection and the Formation of Skills: A Reinterpretation of the Welfare State, in Peter Hall and David Soskice eds., The Varieties of Capitalism (2001) and Japan's Shift Toward A Westminster System, in Asian Survey (2006). She is also the author of Negotiating Welfare Reforms: Actors and Institutions in Japan, in Sven Steinmo and Bo Rothstein eds., Institutionalism and Welfare Reforms (2002) and State-Society Partnership in Japan: A Case Study of Social Welfare Provision, in Susan Pharr and Frank Schwartz eds., The State of Civil Society in Japan (2003).
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