By Ben Dupré
At a time of corrosive well known cynicism and profound foreign unease, the necessity for readability over the elemental innovations of politics hasn't ever been better: the forces of Terrorism and Fundamentalism endanger our Security, whereas govt responses to it pose a simple probability to Liberty, Democracy and Human rights. Corruption, Spin and a suspect Political tradition arouse public indignation, that's additional irritated by way of an array of Pressure groups and the far-from-disinterested attentions of the Mass media.
In 50 Political principles you really want to Know, Ben Dupré clears away the murk that obscures key techniques that we forget about at our peril.
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Analyzing Japanese trade policymaking The recent emergence of Japan as the second-largest economy in the world, and the growing number of trade disputes involving Japan have placed increasing pressure on actors in the Japanese trade policymaking process to conform with GATT and WTO rules and increased the need to understand the relationship between domestic politics and international relations in Japanese trade policymaking. Using the approach to analyzing trade policymaking outlined in Chapter 1, key domestic and international factors in the Japanese trade policymaking process can be discerned, and specific hypotheses developed which can be used to analyze the relationship between domestic politics and international relations in Japanese trade policymaking during a particular trade negotiation.
Interest groups often play a less visible role in the Japanese trade policymaking process than in the same process in America, partly because the frequent and highly influential Congressional hearings that occur in American trade policymaking do not exist in Japan. Large trading companies carry out much of Japanese trade, and interest groups are often more allied within a sector, because of the particular pattern of intermediate organizations and associations that has been established in Japan (Okimoto, 1988, pp.
The beginning of the Uruguay Round negotiations and the presentation of the first negotiating proposals to the Uruguay Round Negotiating Group on Agriculture (January 1987–February 1988); . The negotiations leading to the Uruguay Round Mid-Term Review Agreement, the United States’ proposals concerning the comprehensive tariffication of agricultural products and Japan’s elaboration of its food security stance (March 1988–June 1989); . The tabling of national positions in the Uruguay Round Negotiating Group on Agriculture (July–December 1989); .
50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know by Ben Dupré