Japan's Contested Constitution: Documents and Analysis (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series)

Japan's Contested Constitution: Documents and Analysis (Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series)

By: Gavan McCormack (author), Glenn D. Hook (author)Paperback

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Japan's Contested Constitution is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Japanese domestic politics and the international role of Japan. Subjects covered include; * the no war, 'pacifist' clause * tension between the constitution and the US-Japan security treaty * the political import of the constitution for Japanese political parties * the significance of the constitution for the Japanese people

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Contents

Part 1. Analysis Parchment and politics: Japan's living constitution Introduction 1. Origins 2. Contested constitutionalism: the Cold War decades 3. Normative implications of the constitution 4. Okinawa 5. Anti-constitutional radicalism 6. Post Cold war: Searching for new arrangements 7. Revision Conclusion Part 2. Documents 1. A proposal for the revision of the text of the Constitution of Japan (1994) Yomiuri Shimbun 2. Peace and regional security in the Asia-Pacific: a Japanese proposal (1993-94) sekai 3. International cooperation and the constitution (1995) Ashai Shimbun 4. A proposal for reforming the Japanese Constitution (1999): breaking a post-war Japanese taboo, a current Japanese politician rewrites its provisons Ozawa Ichiro Part 3. Constitution texts 1. The constitution of the Empire of japan (meiji Constitution, 1889) 2. The Constitution of Japan (1947)

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/02/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780415241007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780415241007
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415241006

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