Japan's Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan (Asia's Transformations)

Japan's Quiet Transformation: Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan (Asia's Transformations)

By: Jeff Kingston (author)Hardback

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The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms have been adopted including NPO, information disclosure and judicial reform legislation. Controversially, this book argues that such reforms are creating a more robust civil society and demonstrate that Japan is far more dynamic than is generally recognized.

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About Author

Jeff Kingston is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at Temple University Japan, and has written over 200 book reviews for Japan Times.

Contents

Part 1 1. The Lost Decade 2. Information Disclosure 3. Building Civil Society: NPOs and Judicial Reform 4. Rogues and Riches 5. Downsizing the Construction State Part 2 6. Bad Blood 7. Dignity Denied 8. Mad Cows and Ocean Cockroaches Part 3 9. Nationalism 10. Social Transformations: Gender, Family, Work and Demographic Trends

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/08/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415274821
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780415274821
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 0415274826

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