Contemporary Japan

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-11-27
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Fully revised and updated, this widely-praised introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: Mainstream, revisionist and culturalist. Beginning with the notion of Japan as a 'contested territory' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings.

Author Biography

DUNCAN MCCARGO is Professor in the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK. He previously taught at Kobe Gakuin University, Japan.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Themes and Debates
Historical Background
The Changing Political Economy
Governing Structures
Political Society: Parties and Opposition
Social Structure and Policy
Culture, Socialisation and Civil Society
Japan's External Relations

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