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Governing Japan : divided politics in a resurgent economy / J. A. A. Stockwin

Main Author Stockwin, J. A. A. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 4th ed Publication Malden : Blackwell, cop. 2008 Description XVI, 298 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 978-1-4051-5416-1 CDU 321(520) 338.2(520)
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This fourth edition provides an in-depth, up-to-date, chronological analysis of Japan's current political system and the contributions of its leaders. It emphasizes why Japan and its politics matters in a global society.

Ideal for college courses on Japanese or comparative politics as well as for those interested in Japanese war memory, constitutional revision, and Japan's relationship with the US, China, and North and South Korea
Investigates the divided aspects existing below the veneer of consensus in Japanese politics
Explores conflicts between power-hungry political groups as well as fundamental differences regarding Japan's constitution, the interpretation of Japanese actions in the Asia-Pacific War, and Japan's place in today's world
Advocates a system that readily permits changes of party in power for the present system dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party
Examines the extreme statements of high profile politicians to determine whether a "nationalist resurgence" in Japan is real or not
Sheds light on the official incompetence and the spectacular rise of civil society following the Kobe earthquake
Features numerous Japanese sources

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • General EditorÆs Introduction
  • List of Tables
  • Maps
  • Conventions
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction: Why Japan and its Politics Matter
  • 2 Historical Background: JapanÆs Emergence as a Modern State and the Politics of War, 1853--1945
  • 3 Social Background: How far Social Norms and Behaviour Influence Politics
  • 4 Political Reconstruction and Development, 1945-1989
  • 5 One Step Forward and One Step Back: Attempting Political Reform in the 1990s
  • 6 New Politics for the New Millennium: The Koizumi Effect
  • 7 Who Runs Japan?
  • 8 Parliament and Parliamentary Elections: The Changing Character of Electioneering
  • 9 The Politics of Party: The Liberal Democrats and their Rivals
  • 10 Some Problems of the Constitution
  • 11 Issues of Domestic Political Concern
  • 12 Issues of Foreign Policy and Defence
  • 13 Conclusions: The Analytical Challenge of Japanese Politics
  • Appendix 1 House of Representatives Election Results, 1946-1955
  • Appendix 2 House of Representatives Election Results, 1958-1972
  • Appendix 3 House of Representatives Election Results, 1976-1990
  • Appendix 4 House of Representatives Election Results, 1993-2005
  • Appendix 5 House of Councillors Election Results, 11 July 2004
  • Appendix 6 House of Councillors Election Results, 29 July 2007
  • Further Reading
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

J. A. A. Stockwin received a degree at Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1959 and a doctorate in International Relations from the Australian National University in Canberra in 1965. He taught in the Department of Political Science at the Australian National University until 1981; and was Nissan Professor of Modern Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford from 1982 to 2003. Stockwin remains active in researching and writing on the politics of Japan.

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