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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 109 new and published books in the subject of Japanese Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Labour and Development in East Asia

    Social Forces and Passive Revolution

    By Kevin Gray

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    The Chinese Communist Party’s response to the wave of factory strikes in the early summer of 2010 has raised important questions about the role that labour plays in the transformation of world orders. In contrast to previous policies of repression towards labour unrest, these recent disputes...

    Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ozawa Ichiro and Japanese Politics

    Old Versus New

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Ozawa Ichiro was the axis on which Japanese politics turned for more than two decades. He helped to reshape the electoral system, political funding rules, the evolution of the party system, the nature of executive government, the roles and powers of bureaucrats, and the conduct of parliamentary and...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Ties that Divide

    History, Honour and Territory in Sino-Japanese Relations

    By William Choong

    Series: Adelphi series

    This book explores the historical relationship between China and Japan, and how this has exacerbated their dispute over the Senkaku/ Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. There are three paradoxes in the bilateral relationship – complex interdependence does not preclude the possibility of open...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Party Politics in Japan

    Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

    Edited by Ronald J. Hrebenar, Akira Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    Social, Political and Environmental Issues

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi is a timely and groundbreaking account of the disturbing landscape of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown amidst an earthquake and tsunami on Japan’s northeast coastline on March 11, 2011. It provides riveting insights into the social and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks

    By Christopher Barnard

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge