Is Japanese Democracy Particularly Different from Australian Democracy? How Would You Explain the Difference and/or Similarities?

Is Japanese Democracy Particularly Different from Australian Democracy? How Would You Explain the Difference and/or Similarities? Although, the political structure of the democracy in Japan does indeed share some common aspect of the Australian democracy, there are particularly some aspects that distinguish the two from each other.

The first difference is that of the long-term electoral and political dominance of a single party. Due to having one party continuously in power, it can lead to corruption, where embedded interests linked to the ruling party moreover, it is difficult to critically examine its own policies or take major new change. This is contrasted with that of the Australian democracy having numerous parties to ensure competition and debates. It is also understandable that since there was a single party constantly in power, there may be corruption either in the electoral system is rigged or the opposition as a whole is dysfunctional. (Stockwin, 2011)

A second difference is the fact Japan has diverged from the democracy of Australia is that of the power of the bureaucracy in Japan plays an important part. Over the past sixty-four years, there has been 11 Prime ministers in Australia, in contrasted with Japan who have had no less than 31. Due to the great influence of the bureaucracy in Japan, it is quite easy to change Prime ministers resulting to the PM having little power. (Stockwin, 2011)

Another way, in which the Japanese democracy differs that of Australian democracy is during elections. At general elections in Australia, voters tend to vote for a party rather than a candidate, and/or an issue of national policy rather than local policy Whereas, in Japan voters tend to have a strong tendency to vote for candidates, rather than the political parties and on local issues rather than national. (Stockwin, 2011)

Although Japan’s democratic system does indeed share some similarities there are also differences between the two.

Is Japanese Democracy Particularly Different from Australian Democracy? How Would You Explain the Difference and/or Similarities? 6.8 of 10 on the basis of 4146 Review.