Japanese Politics | 1st Edition
Fixed and Floating Worlds
AUTHOR: Hoye, Timothy
PUBLISHER: Prentice Hall PTR
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the politics of modern Japan. Its balanced treatment includes sources of authority; structures of government; informal or "floating" structures such as mass media and citizen action groups; issues (the future of education policy, environmental challenges, economic development, social welfare, and the future of nuclear power); "outsiders" and "insiders;" the changing role of women; and Japan in a changing global environment. Focusing on recent current events, Japanese Politics: Fixed and Floating Worlds analyzes the connections between an old, aristocratic culture and a modern democratic state; examines the October 1996 national election for the House of Representatives; discusses the changing roles of women; and compares East/West differences, especially with the United States. For readers with a limited background in Japanese history, the book includes a glossary of important people, places, events, and concepts critical to the development of the modern Japanese state, today and through history. A valuable reference book for any reader who needs a greater understanding of modern Japan, and essential reading for any professional doing business in Japan.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/29/1998
CATEGORY: Art, History, Political Science