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Title: A political biography of Ozawa Ichiro: Reformer and policy entrepreneur
Author: Oka, Takashi
ISNI:       0000 0001 2214 4644
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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Ozawa Ichiro is presented as a policy entrepreneur in the Kingdonian sense, dedicated to turning Japan into what he calls "a normal nation". In so doing, he is attacking Japanese exceptionalism - the idea that the Japanese are somehow unique. The thesis takes the form of a political biography based on three hypotheses: that Ozawa's ideas were distinctive; that he was a policy entrepreneur; and that he had an impact on political change. The time frame covers 18 years, beginning with Ozawa appointment as LDP Secretary General in 1989, and ending with the upper house election of 2007, in which Ozawa for the first time achieved his goal of victory in an election by an opposition party strong enough to compete with the long-ruling LDP.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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