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日本官僚制とコロナ危機 : 日本モデルと無責任体制をめぐって

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Title: 日本官僚制とコロナ危機 : 日本モデルと無責任体制をめぐって
Other Titles: Japanese Bureaucracy’s ‘Systematised Irresponsibility’ in COVID-19 Crisis Management
Authors: 山口, 二郎1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): Yamaguchi, Jiro1
Keywords: Bureaucracy
policymaking process
political leadership
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2022
Publisher: 北海道大学公共政策大学院
Journal Title: 年報 公共政策学
Journal Title(alt): Annals, Public Policy Studies
Volume: 16
Start Page: 63
End Page: 78
Abstract: Masao Maruyama, one of the founders of post-war Japanese political science, formulated the concept ‘systematised irresponsibility’ in his analysis of wartime Japanese fascism. This concept is evident in the policymaking process surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan marks the worst death rate among the countries in East Asia and Oceania. The outlook of the bureaucracy in charge can be summarised as follows. The officials have failed to establish the order of priority among policy goals. They planned pseudo solutions without objective or scientific evidence, and concealed facts regarding the pandemic to avoid criticism. The institutional reforms of the government in the 1990s added new characteristics to the irresponsibility; concentration of power in the administration enables irresponsible political leaders to pursue meaningless policy.
Type: bulletin (article)
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