|Budget Amount *help
¥4,680,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,080,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥1,170,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥270,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥1,430,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥330,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥2,080,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥480,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
Using Japan, the U.S. and Ghana as case studies, this research sheds a new light on the understanding of the functioning of candidate selection methods used by political parties. The qualitative approach based on extensive in-depth interviews with key actors reveals how the actual implementation of formal institutions, such as “kobo” and primary elections, and the informal recruitment processes preceding them intertwine. The Ghanaian example specifically highlights how the nomination methods impact self-selection by potential candidates and the policy activities once the nominee becomes an MP.