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Predicting Outcomes in United States-Japan Trade Negotiations


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Four multidimensionally-layered conceptual models systematically describe and explain the political process of the SII, its initiation and agreements, testing propositions for different degrees of Japanese concessions.

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Preface Abbreviations Introduction Overview of SII Process and its Agreements Theoretical Framework and Research Design The SII as a Means of Gaiatsu: The Perspective of Government as a Unitary Rational Actor Quantification of Interactions between Governments: Pressures and Negotiations The SII as a Site of the Transgovernmental Coalition of Subunits The U.S. Agencies' Concerns: Content Analysis of the SII Meeting Records The SII as Part of a Transgovernmental Coalition among Top-level Policy-Makers The SII as Part of a Transgovernmental Elite Policy Networks of Working-Level officials Conclusion: Findings and Implications Appendix A: Tables Appendix B: The Coding Method for "Performative Structure" Content Analysis Appendix C: The Coding Method of Key-Word Content Analysis Bibli1ography Index

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NORIO NAKA is a visiting fellow at the Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Until recently he was a Post-Doctoral Scholar at Purdue University. A specialist in the political economy of U.S.-Japan trade relations and organizational development, Dr. Naka is the author of several journal articles.

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