Reasons behind the Stability of Abe Administration

Dmitry Streltsov



The paper is devoted to the reasons of stability of the LDP power system that evolved inJapanafter 2012. The author attempted to examine the factors of paradoxical popularity of Abe cabinets against the background of the split in the public opinion towards the key issues of state policy. Special attention is paid to the effectiveness of the political technologies used by the ruling Liberal Democratic party to retain its dominance in the Diet. However, in the author’s view, LDP faces a serious management crisis rooted in the autocratic style of its management under Abe’s  leadership. LDP has yet to find a formula for transferring power to the next generation of political leaders.

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Abe; Liberal Democratic Party; slogan style of communication; two-party system; management crisis

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