Contested Governance in Japan: Sites and Issues

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Glenn D. Hook
Psychology Press, 2005 - History - 263 pages
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Contested Governance in Japan extends the analysis of governance in contemporary Japan by exploring both the sites and issues of governance above and below the state as well as within it. All contributors share a common perspective on governance as taking place in different sites of activity, and as involving a range of issues related to the norms and rules for the management, coordination and regulation of order, whether within Japan or on the regional or global levels. This volume discusses the contested nature of governance in Japan and the ways in which a range of actors are involved in different sites and issues of governance at home, in the region and the globe. Including chapters on global governance, local policy-making, democracy, environmental governance, the Japanese financial system, corruption, the family and corporate governance, this collection will be of interest to anyone studying Japanese politics and governance.
 

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Contents

Global governance the G78 summit and Japan
17
Governance democracy and the political economy
54
the role of referenda and the rise
71
Governance globalization and the Japanese financial
90
governance the Japanese
111
Japan and global environmental governance
133
Governance Asian migrants and the role of civil society
152
Corruption and governance in Japan
174
Whose problem? Japans homeless people as an issue
192
The political economy of Japanese corporate
211
the political function
233
Index
253
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Glenn Hook is Director of the Graduate School of East Asian Studies and Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield, UK.

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