Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Japanese Politics Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 114 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Arctic: Commerce, Governance and Policy

    Edited by Uttam Kumar Sinha, Jo Inge Bekkevold

    In May 2013, China, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea (Asia 5) were given status as permanent observers in the Arctic Council. It was a symbolic and significant moment in the history of Arctic affairs. The list of stakeholders in the Arctic has now expanded to include both the Arctic littoral...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nationalism, Political Realism and Democracy in Japan

    The thought of Masao Maruyama

    By Fumiko Sasaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Masao Maruyama was the most influential and respected political thinker in post-WWII Japan. He believed that the collective mentality, inherent in the traditional Japanese way of thinking, was a key reason for the defeat in WWII and was convinced that such thought needed to be modernized. In this...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

    Edited by Peng Er Lam

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Decoding Boundaries in Contemporary Japan

    The Koizumi Administration and Beyond

    Edited by Glenn Hook

    This book sheds light on the changing nature of contemporary Japan by decoding a range of political, economic and social boundaries. With a focus on the period following the inauguration of Prime Minister Koizumi Junichiro, the book grows out of a recognition that, with the Koizumi administration...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

    By Emma Dalton

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality...

    Published February 18th 2015 by Routledge

  7. East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    This innovative multidisciplinary collection brings together the latest research on human rights issues in the Asian region, by leading scholars with a deep familiarity with the languages and cultures of the region. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary approaches, or ‘ways of knowing’ to...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Republicanism in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Leigh Jenco

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but...

    Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Labour Market Deregulation in Japan and Italy

    Worker Protection under Neoliberal Globalisation

    By Hiroaki Richard Watanabe

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Japan and Italy encountered severe economic problems in the early 1990s, and the governments had to deal with those issues effectively under the increasing neoliberal pressures of globalisation. In this context, labour market deregulation was considered an effective tool to cope with those economic...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge