Patrick Köllner

Campaigning for the Japanese Lower House: From Mobilising to Chasing Voters?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 55, July 2007

Abstract
Electioneering for the Japanese Lower House has undergone significant changes in recent years. Not only institutional but also other environmental changes are pushing political actors in Japan to complement the hitherto dominant vote-mobilisation approach by vote-chasing strategies. Such strategies target in particular unaffiliated voters and emphasise party leaders. Yet, the notion of an ‘Americanisation’ of campaigning in Japan seems premature at best. Notably, electioneering for the Lower House has become more party-oriented in the course of introducing new voter chasing strategies. It remains to be seen though whether specific campaign instruments and tactics used in recent general elections, such as the manifesto approach, can generate value-added in the longer term.

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Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Vizepräsident
Direktor des GIGA Instituts für Asien-Studien

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner ist Vizepräsident des German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Direktor des GIGA Instituts für Asien-Studien und Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg. Sein aktuelles Forschungsinteresse gilt vor allem Think Tanks in Asien, australischer und neuseeländischer Politik gegenüber China sowie vergleichenden Regionalstudien.

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Patrick Köllner

Australia’s and New Zealand’s South Pacific Diplomacy: Seeking to Balance China’s Regional Engagement

in: Robert G. Patman / Patrick Köllner / Balazs Kiglics (eds.), Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific/Indo-Pacific: Ideas, Interests, Institutions, Issues, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

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