Democracy in Post-War Japan: Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy

Democracy in Post-War Japan: Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy

by Rikki Kersten
     
 

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Democracy in Post-War Japan assesses the development of democracy through the writings of the brilliant political thinker Maruyama Masao. The author explores the significance of Maruyama's notion of personal and social autonomy and its impact on the development of a distinctively Japanese democratic ideal.
This book, based on contemporary documents and on

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Democracy in Post-War Japan assesses the development of democracy through the writings of the brilliant political thinker Maruyama Masao. The author explores the significance of Maruyama's notion of personal and social autonomy and its impact on the development of a distinctively Japanese democratic ideal.
This book, based on contemporary documents and on interviews with Maruyama, is the only full-scale analysis of his work and thought to be published in English.

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Pivoting on writings by Maruyama, who founded Japanese political science, and his concepts of personal and social autonomy, examines the fierce debate, little known or understood outside Japan, over adopting western style democracy after World War II. Covers war responsibility, the Japanese past and national identity, Marx, modernization, fascism, pacifism, and the security treaty crisis of 1960. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781136160189
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/17/2013
Series:
Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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