Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global Warming Policy in Japan and BritainInteractions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Shizuka Oshitani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719069383

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use (for details see www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 October 2018

Frameworks of analysis: the institutional approach and the issue-based approach

Frameworks of analysis: the institutional approach and the issue-based approach

(p.37) 3 Frameworks of analysis: the institutional approach and the issue-based approach
Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain

Shizuka Oshitani

Manchester University Press

Global warming policies in Japan and Britain exhibit both similarities and differences. Drawing on G. P. Freeman's contrast between the ‘national style approach’ and the ‘policy sector approach’, this chapter focuses on two strands of the literature. One is (new) institutionalism and the other is the ‘policy determines politics’ school, or what is known as the ‘issue-based approach’. The institutional approach looks at different characters of national institutions and predicts policy differences; the issue-based approach looks at the constraints on rational actors arising from the attributes of a policy issue and implies cross-national policy similarities. The discussion of institutionalism is linked with the literature on corporatism, here understood as describing a form of institution that can be contrasted with non-corporatism, or pluralism. In this study, Japan is seen as having important institutional characteristics of corporatism in terms of analysing environmental policy, and Britain those of pluralism. The chapter also looks at four aspects of policy: the speed of policy change, policy content, the degree of policy integration, and policy stringency.

Keywords:   global warming, Japan, Britain, institutions, corporatism, pluralism, environmental policy, issue-based approach, institutional approach, institutionalism

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.