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dc.contributor.advisor Jones, Mark P.
dc.creatorMatsuo, Akitaka
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T00:08:28Z
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-06T00:08:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T00:08:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-06T00:08:30Z
dc.date.created 2012-05
dc.date.issued 2012-09-05
dc.date.submitted May 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/64640
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores how political parties coordinate competing objectives, such as winning elections and influencing public policy with demands from their legislators whose interests lie principally in re-election and policy distribution. Electoral and legislative institutions affect the prioritizing of these goals and the appropriate strategy by which to achieve them. Utilizing two East Asian democracies, Japan and Taiwan, my dissertation evaluates this argument via the econometric analysis of various aspects of legislative behavior and policy outcomes, such as committee assignments and deliberations, and intergovernmental fiscal transfers. In regard to committee activities, there exists a significant difference between governing and opposition parties in terms of the expected role of their members on legislative committees. In regard to fiscal transfers, governing parties distribute fiscal resources strategically to party strongholds.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectLegislative behavior
Party politics
Japanese politics
Pork barreling
dc.title The Electoral Strategy of Legislative Politics: Balancing Party and Member Reputation in Japan and Taiwan
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stevenson, Randolph T.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Martin, Lanny
dc.contributor.committeeMember Carroll, Royce A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lewis, Steven W.
dc.date.updated 2012-09-06T00:08:30Z
dc.identifier.slug 123456789/ETD-2012-05-90
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Political Science
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Matsuo, Akitaka. "The Electoral Strategy of Legislative Politics: Balancing Party and Member Reputation in Japan and Taiwan." (2012) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/64640.


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