Comparitive politics

Order Instructions/Description

Suggested length for answers, for each question, is 1.5 – 3.0 pages per question, double spaced. Answer to the best of your ability based upon the materials in the Japan text and class lectures. Optionally, you may also use any desired resources as well.

1) Where is governmental policy formulated in Japan? Is it at the Prime Ministerial level? The level of the cabinet ministers? The senior Civil Service/Administrative Bureaucracy? Or is policy made by interest groups? Or some combination of these? Explain carefully and in detail.

2) Compare the policy making process for Japan with that of Britain. How are they similar? How are they different? Is one more efficient than the other? Explain.

That’s the instructions from the professor. The book we used is “Japanese politics” by Takashi Inoguchi. If any resources were used I would like to know if possible.