Green Politics In Japan

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An important comparative study of Japanese politics that reveals that green issues have yet to displace the traditional urban politics of post-industrial Japan. This is unlike the rise of green parties and politics in Europe. Unlike Europe, it seems that political values in Japan are still informed by the conservative values of hierarchy and deference.
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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Series editor's preface
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
2 The Liberal Democratic Party and urban political machines 23
3 The Liberal Democratic Party's quest for local policy-making party organization 45
4 The Japanese Communist Party: organization and resilience 60
5 Social movements and the Seikatsu Club 78
6 Origins of the Seikatsu Club 96
7 Seikatsu Club: ideology and organization 109
8 The Network Movement: a Japanese Green party? 122
9 The Seikatsu Club and NET: problems and prospects 143
10 Conclusion 160
Notes 167
Bibliography 205
Interviews 218
Index 222
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