Democracy in Japan /

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Other Authors: Ishida, Takeshi, 1923-
Krauss, Ellis S.
Format: Book
Series:Pitt series in policy and institutional studies.
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Following World War II, the American Occupation created Western style democratic institutions in Japan and sought to develop a society and culture that would support a democratic political system.& Now, after four decades, the successes and failures of Japanese democracy can be assessed.& How equal are Japan's citizens?& To what extent are their views represented in the legislature?& How does Japan handle dissent and protest?& How stable is its democracy? In closely related and readable essays, thirteen leading experts consider three main components of democracy in Japan - political, social, and economic.& The editors' introduction provides historical background, making this book accessible and valuable for students, the general reader interested in Japan, as well as the specialist.

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Physical Description:x, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
0822954141 (pbk.)