The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy / Edition 1

The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy / Edition 1

by Eric A. Feldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521779642

ISBN-13: 9780521779647

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Ritual of Rights in Japan rejects the traditional view that Japan is a nation where overt conflict and the assertion of rights are unacceptable. It examines both mistorical events and contemporary policy, particularly recent battles over AIDS policy and the definition of death—in concluding that rights-based conflict is an important part of Japanese legal,

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The Ritual of Rights in Japan rejects the traditional view that Japan is a nation where overt conflict and the assertion of rights are unacceptable. It examines both mistorical events and contemporary policy, particularly recent battles over AIDS policy and the definition of death—in concluding that rights-based conflict is an important part of Japanese legal, political, and social practice. This book describes a nation where rights have become weapons in battles over politics and policy, asserted by those seeking both individual remedies and social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521779647
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Reconsidering rights in Japanese law and society; 2. Rights in Japanese history; 3. Patients, rights and protest in contemporary Japan; 4. AIDS policy and the politics of rights; 5. Asserting rights, legislating death; 6. Litigation and the courts: talking about rights; 7. A sociolegal perspective on rights in Japan; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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