Introduction to Japanese Politics / Edition 4

Introduction to Japanese Politics / Edition 4

by Louis D. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765613387

ISBN-13: 9780765613387

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"American ambivalence towards Japan stems not only from reactions to Japanese behavior in the world arena, but also from a fundamental lack of knowledge about that country's history, culture, and distinctive approach to politics and economics. This text offers an even-handed, forthright attempt to explain the political life of Japan as well as the forces that shape it…  See more details below

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"American ambivalence towards Japan stems not only from reactions to Japanese behavior in the world arena, but also from a fundamental lack of knowledge about that country's history, culture, and distinctive approach to politics and economics. This text offers an even-handed, forthright attempt to explain the political life of Japan as well as the forces that shape it. It demystifies this complex society by explaining: the historical background for modern Japan; the political process, its formal structure, the party system, and citizen participation; the social order and the domestic economy; Japan's role in international politics with emphasis on U.S.-Japanese relations and the international economy. The revised and updated Third Edition covers the new ground of 1995-1999, a period during which Japan experienced extraordinary political and economic change."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765613387
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1General history11
Ch. 2The occupation30
Ch. 3The structure of government47
Ch. 4Political parties - I68
Ch. 5Political parties - II89
Ch. 6Political corruption and political reform105
Ch. 7Political participation122
Ch. 8The social order145
Ch. 9The economy159
Ch. 10Education187
Ch. 11Public safety210
Ch. 12Foreign relations227
Ch. 13Defense254
Ch. 14Problems and prospects279
App. AThe constitution of Japan293
App. BParliamentary election results313

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