Professor Campbell is interested in how policies change from agenda-setting through implementation, and on the relationship between politics and substantive public policy. He works mostly on Japan, often in comparative perspective, these days mainly about social policy including health care and Japan’s new public, mandatory long-term-care insurance system. Other interests include the auto industry, US-Japan relations, and organization theory.
Fields of Study:
- Comparative Government and Politics
- Public Policy
Articles and Chapters
- Contemporary Japanese Budget Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977. Paperback, 1981. Japanese edition, 1984.
- How Policies Change: The Japanese Government and the Aging Society. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992. Japanese edition, 1995.
- (With Naoki Ikegami). The Art of Balance in Health Policy: Maintaining Japan’s Low-Cost, Egalitarian System. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. Japanese edition, 1997.
- (Guest editor) Symposium on "Policy Communities." Governance 2:1 (January, 1989). Wrote "Bureaucratic Primacy: Japanese Policy Communities in an American Perspective"(5-22) and "Afterward on Policy Communities: A Framework for Comparative Research"(86-94).
- "Policy Conflict and Its Resolution within the Governmental System."In Conflict in Japan, ed. by Thomas Rohlen, Ellis S. Krauss and Patricia Steinhoff. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1984, pp. 294-334.
- "Japan and the United States: Games that Work." In Coping with Change: Japan's Foreign Policy after the Cold War, ed. by Gerald L. Curtis. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1993, pp. 43-61.(with Naoki Ikegami)
- “Medical Care in Japan.” New England Journal of Medicine 333:19 (November 9, 1995), 1295-99.
- "Media and Policy Change in Japan." In Media and Politics in Japan, ed. by Susan J. Pharr and Ellis S. Krauss. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996. Pp. 187-212.
- “Administrative Reform as Policy Change and Policy Non-change.” Social Science Japan Journal 2:2 (October, 1999), 157-176. (with Naoki Ikegami).
- "Long Term Care Insurance Comes to Japan." Health Affairs 19:3 (May-June, 2000), 26-39.