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2nd International Symposium
gUncommon Democracies Revisited, Phase 2:
Loss of One-Party Dominance, Causes, and Consequencesh
After Dominance: Do gUncommon Democraciesh Become gCommon?h


2010N121`3

International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Welcome Dinner

Thursday, December 2, 2010 (Day 1)
Welcome and Introduction: presided by Ellis Krauss and Michio Muramatsu
Session I. gDefining Dominanceh by Robert Pekkanen (University of Washington)
Session II. Presentations about loss of dominance of each country
Panel A Italy Report (1 paper)
Title: gThe Italian DC: End of Dominance and Post-Dominance Settingh
Presenter: Luciano Bardi (University of Pisa)
Panel B Japan Report (2 papers)
Title: gJapan: Causes of the LDPfs Fall from Power and the Consequences of the LDPfs Long-term Dominanceh
Presenters: Ellis Krauss (University of California, San Diego) and Daniel Smith (University of California, San Diego)
Title: gLoss of One-Party Dominance in Japan. Why the 2009 Election? An Interpretation from the Civil Society and Interest Group Perspectiveh
Presenter: Yutaka Tsujinaka (University of Tsukuba)
Panel C Israel Report (1 paper)
Title: gThe Israeli Labor Party: From Dominance to Competition to Collapseh
Presenter: Reuven Hazan (Political Science Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Panel D Sweden Report (1 paper)
Title:gThe Decline of One-Party Dominance in Sweden: Causes and Consequencesh
Presenter: Sven Steinmo (Colorado University)
General Discussion and Wrap-up of Day 1
Comparing Dominance and Its Consequences in Four Countries: Similarities and Differences

Friday, December 3, 2010 (Day 2)
General Discussion/Comparison I
Topic: Responsiveness/Accountability Across Four Countries
gResponsive and Accountable to Whom? Linkages in Uncommon and Post-Uncommon Democraciesh
Discussion Leader: Richard Katz (Johns Hopkins University)
General Discussion/Comparison II
Topic: Governing Party, Minority Parties, and Election
Discussion Leader: Junko Kato (The University of Tokyo)
General Discussion/Comparison III
Topic: Governing Party-Civil Society Relations
Discussion Leader: Robert Pekkanen
Title: Comparison of Civil Society and Interest Groups between One Party Dominant System and Two Party System Society
Presenter: Yutaka Tsujinaka
General Discussion/Comparison IV
Topic: Governing Party-Bureaucracy Relations
Discussion Leader: Michio Muramatsu
Concluding Discussion and Future Plans
Topic:gOne-Party Dominance: Rethinking Its Declineh
Discussion Leader: T.J. Pempel (University of California, Berkeley)
Topic:gComparing the End of the One-Party Regimes in Japan and Swedenh
Discussion Leader: Sven Steinmo
Commentary
Steven Reed (Chuo University, Japan)
Daniel Smith
Axel Klein (German Institute for Japanese Studies)
Concluding remarks by Ellis Krauss and Michio Muramatsu

Robert Pekkanen
Luciano Bardi
Ellis Krauss, Daniel Smith
Yutaka Tsujinaka
Richard Katz, Reuven Hazan
Sven Steinmo
T.J. Pempel, Sven Steinmo, Junko Kato
Ellis Krauss, Yutaka Tsujinaka
Reuven Hazan, Michio Muramatsu, Yutaka Tsujinaka
T.J. Pempel
Steven Reed