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A Study on Prime Minister Abe’s Dissolution of the House of Representatives in 2014
Abe regime;the House of Representatives;dissolution power;Abe economics;election timing
|Issue Date:||2018-07-27 15:01:10 (UTC+8)|
The Japanese prime minister is empowered to dissolve the House of Representatives, which sets a stage for a general election that enables the parliamentary majority to form a new cabinet. The prime minister will choose a favorable opportunity to dissolve the House of Representatives in order to retain the regime. Previous studies have indicated that there are certain conditions and optimal timing for the prime minister to disband the House of Representatives. However, the dissolution announced by Prime Minister Abe on November 21, 2014 was different. Though Prime Minister Abe defended his decision for dissolution, his reasons were not persuasive to the voters. Thus, what is the underlying motive of Prime Minister Abe in disbanding the House of Representatives? This study answers with the following findings: 1) to shore up support for his cabinet, 2) to thwart tax-raising powers, 3) to promote security-related bills, 4) to weaken the political power of the opposing parties.
|Relation:||問題與研究季刊, 57卷2期, 39-58|
|Appears in Collections:||[問題與研究 TSSCI] 期刊論文|
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