My latest piece… a concise overview of a few major reasons why Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party face significant political headwinds as they attempt their long-desired revision of Japan’s (never-amended) 1947 Constitution’s Article 9 “peace clause”… has just been published in The Monkey Cage, an online political analysis blog run by The Washington Post. This piece was coauthored with Professor Ko Maeda of the University of North Texas.
- Adam P. Liff and Ko Maeda, “Why Shinzo Abe faces an uphill battle to revise Japan’s constitution,”Monkey Cage (Washington Post), December 12, 2018.
The above 1000-word piece is based on our much more extensive analysis forthcoming in the peer-reviewed journal, Japanese Journal of Political Science. Citation and (open-access) link below:
- Adam P. Liff and Ko Maeda. “Electoral Incentives, Policy Compromise, and Coalition Durability: Japan’s LDP-Komeito Government in a Mixed Electoral System,” Japanese Journal of Political Science (Forthcoming, 2019)