Patrick Köllner

The LDP at 50: The Rise, Power Resources, and Perspectives of Japan’s Dominant Party

GIGA Working Paper, No. 08, September 2005

Japan’s ruling party is a prime example of a dominant party. While dominant parties in other democracies around the world have lost their grip on power or have even disappeared altogether, the LDP is still going strong. What explains the success of the party? How did the LDP acquire its dominant position and how did it manage to cling to it? In an attempt to answer these questions, this paper discusses the rise, the power (re-)sources and the perspectives of Japan’s dominant party.

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Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Direktor des GIGA Instituts für Asien-Studien

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner ist Vizepräsident des GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Direktor des GIGA Instituts für Asien-Studien und Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg. Sein Forschungsgebiet umfasst Think Tanks in Asien, australisch-asiatische Politiken gegenüber China und vergleichende Regionalstudien.

Aktuelle Publikationen der AutorInnen

Robert Patman / Patrick Köllner / Balazs Kiglics (eds.)

Asia-Pacific Diplomacy in Transition: Ideas, Issues and Institutions

Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

Werner Pascha / Patrick Köllner / Aurel Croissant

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Australia and New Zealand recalibrate their China policies

MERICS Blog - European Voices on China, 2019

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China-Politik neu justiert: Australien und Neuseeland

ChinaContact, 2019, 07/08, 40-41