Law And Social Change In Postwar Japan / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$32.50
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 93%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (21) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $22.90   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

Ezra F. Vogel
Frank Upham pushes forward the frontiers of knowledge of legal processes in Japan... He pierces the myth that Japan is a simple, nonlitigious consensual society. Upham shows how disaffected groups in Japan can use legal means to press their case to achieve a better settlement and how leaders can use law to influence society through conscious choice
Journal of Asian Studies - William Kelly
Frank Upham's fine study... is a fresh perspective on the ways in which change and conflict in postwar Japan have been both expressed in and constrained by legal practices and ideologies... The implications of his well-crafted argument make it indispensable... This is a book that deserves wide reading
Journal of Japanese Studies - Robert J. Smith
There are many messages to be got from this stimulating book... Read it, recommend it.
Pacific Affairs - L L. Cornell
Until the publication of this magnificent book we have not had a work which integrates specific cases with broad discussion of what role law plays in contemporary Japan... This book is accessible to any educated audience, and will be of special interest to those concerned with the environmental, civil rights, employment discrimination, and industrial policy issues it examines in detail. However, its influences should be far wider.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674517875
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/1989
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank K. Upham is Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

One: Models of Law and Social Change

Two Western Models

A Japanese Model

Two: Environmental Tragedy and Response

Pollution in Minamata

The Choice of Tactics

The Government's Response

Historical and Social Context of the Pollution Experience

Three: Instrumental Violence and the Struggle for Buraku Liberation

Development of the Buraku Liberation Movement

The Yata Denunciation

Denunciation Tactics in Court

The Theory and Effectiveness of Denunciation

Denunciation in Social and Political Context

Four: Civil Rights Litigation and the Search for Equal Employment Opportunity

The Litigation Campaign

Impact of the Cases

The Social and Political Role of Civil Rights Litigation

Five: Legal Informality and Industrial Policy

The Legal Framework of Industrial Policy

The Sumitomo Metals Incident

The Oil Cartel Cases

Industrial Policy in the 1980s

The Implications of Informality

Six: Toward a New Perspective on Japanese Law

The Ideology of Law in Japanese Society

The Operation of Law in Japanese Society

American Images of Japanese Law

Notes

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)