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|Title:||Rethinking dominant party defection: The dual coalition dynamics of factional defection in post-war Japan (1945-2003)||Authors:||TAY THIAM CHYE||Keywords:||party defection, dual coalition dynamics, dominant party, faction, analytic narrative, nested game||Issue Date:||23-Aug-2006||Citation:||TAY THIAM CHYE (2006-08-23). Rethinking dominant party defection: The dual coalition dynamics of factional defection in post-war Japan (1945-2003). ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||A key puzzle persists in party politics: Why do legislators defect from a dominant party? Using a fresh approach of nested games with factions as the unit of analysis, this thesis argues that factional defection from a dominant party occurs if key factions are marginalized in the inter-factional coalition game within the intra-party arena, and if they expect to win the future inter-party coalition game within the inter-party arena by forming a new government with the opposition parties. The thesisa?? main contribution is the validating of a model that integrates the inter-party coalition dynamics (the focus of the coalition literature) and the intra-party coalition dynamics (the focus of the party defection literature). This provides a fresh perspective of dominant party collapse through factional defection and LDPa??s one-party dominance. Using analytic narrative with cases from post-war Japan (1945-2003), this thesis provides an alternative perspective to understanding significant Japanese political events.||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15528|
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