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The Police In Occupation Japan: Control, Corruption and Resistance to Reform

The Police In Occupation Japan: Control, Corruption and Resistance to Reform

by Christopher Aldous
     
 

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Many Western commentators have expressed their admiration for the Japanese police system, tracing its origins to the American Occupation of Japan (1945-52).
This study challenges the assumptions that underlie these accounts, focusing on the problems that attended the reform of the Japanese police during the Occupation. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources,

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Many Western commentators have expressed their admiration for the Japanese police system, tracing its origins to the American Occupation of Japan (1945-52).
This study challenges the assumptions that underlie these accounts, focusing on the problems that attended the reform of the Japanese police during the Occupation. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Christopher Aldous explores the extent to which America failed in it's goal of 'democratizing' the Japanese police force, arguing that deeply-rooted tradition, the pivotal importance of the black market, and the US's decision to opt for an indirect Occupation produced resistance to reform. His study concludes with a consideration of the postwar legacy of the Occupation's police reform, and touches on a number of recent controversies, most notably the case of Aum Shinrikyo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134759811
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Aldous is Lecturer in Japanese history, King Alfred's College, Winchester

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