Harvesting State Support – Endogenous Institutional Change and the Role of the “Local” in Japan’s Agricultural Support and Protection Regime
Reforming the aging agricultural sector is among the most complicated challenges that policy-makers in Japan are facing today. Based on my dissertation research, this project aims to produce a monograph analyzing the role of local and informal institutions in the process of gradual institutional change in Japan’s agricultural support and protection regime. Beyond a comprehensive revision of the dissertation, the project also entails complementary field research in several rural and semi-urban localities. The project is embedded in the DIJ research project The Future of Japan’s Local Communities.