The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy [NOOK Book]


This book focuses on the influence exerted by the Left on the political landscape of Japan in the modern era.
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This book focuses on the influence exerted by the Left on the political landscape of Japan in the modern era.
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Rikki Kersten is Professor of Modern Japan Studies at Leiden University, the

Netherlands. She is the editor of our Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern

East Asian History and Politics.

David Williams, one of Europe’s leading thinkers on modern Japan, is the

author of Japan: Beyond the End of History, Japan and the Enemies of Open

Political Science and Defending Japan’s Pacific War, all published by


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Table of Contents

A Tribute to Arthur Stockwin Rikki Kersten An Oxford Festschrift: The Book in Brief David Williams Acknowledgments Japanese Usage and Style Part One: Left-wing Thought from the Russian Revolution to the War on Terrorism 1. The Left Hand of Darkness: Forging a Political Left in Interwar Japan Christopher Goto-Jones 2. Painting the Emperor Red: The Emperor and the Socialists in the 1930s Rikki Kersten 3. The Japanese Evasion of Sovereignty – Article 9 and the European Canon: Hobbes, Carl Schmitt and Foucault David Williams Part Two: The Metamorphosis of the Left in Postwar Japan 4. The Rise and Fall of Nikkyo-so: Classroom Idealism, Union Power and the Three Phases of Japanese Politics since 1955 Robert W. Aspinall 6. ‘Democratic Government’ and the Left Koichi Nakano 7. The End Game of Socialism: From the JSP to the DJP Sarah Hyde Part Three: Settling Accounts: Globalization, American Empire and History’s Judgment 8. Neo-liberal Economic Policy Preferences of the ‘New Left’: Home-grown or an Anglo-American Import? Leonard J. Schoppa 9. After Abu Ghraib: American Empire, the Left-wing Intellectual and Japan Studies David Williams 10. The Left in the Shaping of Japanese Democracy: Historical Overview Junichi Banno

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