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Samuels, Richard J.

Overview
Works: 73 works in 250 publications in 2 languages and 10,929 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Richard J Samuels
Securing Japan : Tokyo's grand strategy and the future of East Asia by Richard J Samuels( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: For the past sixty years, the U.S. government has assumed that Japan's security policies would reinforce American interests in Asia. The political and military profile of Asia is changing rapidly, however. Korea's nuclear program, China's rise, and the relative decline of U.S. power have commanded strategic review in Tokyo just as these matters have in Washington. What is the next step for Japan's security policy? Will confluence with U.S. interests-and the alliance-survive intact? Will the policy be transformed? Or will Japan become more autonomous? Richard J. Samuels demonstrates that over the last decade, a revisionist group of Japanese policymakers has consolidated power. The Koizumi government of the early 2000s took bold steps to position Japan's military to play a global security role. It left its successor, the Abe government, to further define and legitimate Japan's new grand strategy, a project well under way-and vigorously contested both at home and in the region. Securing Japan begins by tracing the history of Japan's grand strategy-from the Meiji rulers, who recognized the intimate connection between economic success and military advance, to the Konoye Consensus that led to Japan's defeat in World War II and the postwar compact with the United States. Samuels shows how the ideological connections across these wars and agreements help explain today's debate. He then explores Japan's recent strategic choices, arguing that Japan will ultimately strike a balance between national strength and national autonomy, a position that will allow it to exist securely without being either too dependent on the United States or too vulnerable to threats from China. Samuels's insights into Japanese history, society, and politics have been honed over a distinguished career and enriched by interviews with policymakers and original archival research. Securing Japan is a definitive assessment of Japanese security policy and its implications for the future of East Asia
Crisis and innovation in Asian technology( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In mid-May 1997, a financial crisis erupted in Asia after an attack by private investors on the baht, the Thai currency. The crisis spread quickly across the region, where investor confidence plummeted, resulting in massive capital outflows, stock market collapses, high unemployment, and even insurrection. The Asian 'economic miracle' that had stimulated so much awe and even dread, now invoked pity and apprehension in greater measure. The contributors to this volume investigated change in the innovation and production systems of Asian states in response to economic and political upheaval. They conducted empirical studies of several regional industries - autos, semiconductors, and hard disk drives - and seven different national economies: China, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan. In the face of crisis and global competition, the Asian states superimposed change at the margins, seeking unique technohybrid solutions to build capabilities to compete in local, regional, and even global markets
3.11 : disaster and change in Japan by Richard J Samuels( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by the shockwaves of a 9.0 magnitude undersea earthquake originating less than 50 miles off its eastern coastline. The most powerful earthquake to have hit Japan in recorded history, it produced a devastating tsunami with waves reaching heights of over 130 feet that in turn caused an unprecedented multireactor meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. This triple catastrophe claimed almost 20,000 lives, destroyed whole towns, and will ultimately cost hundreds of billions of dollars for reconstruction. In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society. The events of March 2011 occurred after two decades of social and economic malaise-as well as considerable political and administrative dysfunction at both the national and local levels-and resulted in national soul-searching. Political reformers saw in the tragedy cause for hope: an opportunity for Japan to remake itself. Samuels explores Japan's post-earthquake actions in three key sectors: national security, energy policy, and local governance. For some reformers, 3.11 was a warning for Japan to overhaul its priorities and political processes. For others, it was a once-in-a-millennium event; they cautioned that while national policy could be improved, dramatic changes would be counterproductive. Still others declared that the catastrophe demonstrated the need to return to an idealized past and rebuild what has been lost to modernity and globalization. Samuels chronicles the battles among these perspectives and analyzes various attempts to mobilize popular support by political entrepreneurs who repeatedly invoked three powerfully affective themes: leadership, community, and vulnerability. Assessing reformers' successes and failures as they used the catastrophe to push their particular agendas-and by examining the earthquake and its aftermath alongside prior disasters in Japan, China, and the United States-Samuels outlines Japan's rhetoric of crisis and shows how it has come to define post-3.11 politics and public policy
The politics of regional policy in Japan : localities incorporated? by Richard J Samuels( )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first major study of politics and public administration in Japan to balance the prevailing view of the regional policy process from above" with a view "from below." Developing a comparative framework for understanding the place of localities in policy making, he demonstrates that relations among localities in Japan are much more important than previously supposedOriginally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Encyclopedia of United States national security by Richard J Samuels( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This encyclopedia covers the origins, development and results of all major United States national security policies since the 1930s
"Rich nation, strong Army" : national security and the technological transformation of Japan by Richard J Samuels( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War II, Japan has become not only a model producer of high-tech consumer goods, but also - despite minimal spending on defense - a leader in innovative technology with both military and civilian uses. In the United States, nearly one in every three scientists and engineers was engaged in defense-related research and development at the end of the Cold War, but the relative strength of the American economy has declined in recent years. What is the relationship between what has happened in the two countries? And where did Japan's technological excellence come from? In an economic history that will arouse controversy on both sides of the Pacific, Richard J. Samuels finds a key to Japan's success in an ideology of technological development that advances national interests. From 1868 until 1945, the Japanese economy was fired by the development of technology to enhance national security; the rallying cry "Rich Nation, Strong Army" accompanied the expanded military spending and aggressive foreign policy that led to the disasters of the War in the Pacific. Postwar economic planners reversed the assumptions that had driven Japan's industrialization, Samuels shows, promoting instead the development of commercial technology and infrastructure. By valuing process improvements as much as product innovation, the modern Japanese system has built up the national capacity to innovate while ensuring that technological advances have been diffused broadly through industries such as aerospace that have both civilian and military applications. Struggling with the uncertainties of a post-Cold War economy, the United States has important lessons to learn from the way Japan has subordinated defense production yet emerged as one of the most technologically sophisticated nations in the world. The Japanese, like the Venetians and the Dutch before them, show us that butter is just as likely as guns to make a nation strong, but that nations cannot hope to be strong without an ideology of technological development that nourishes the entire national economy
Machiavelli's children : leaders and their legacies in Italy and Japan by Richard J Samuels( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author also tells the more recent stories of Umberto Bossi's regional experiment, the Lega Nord, the different choices made by Italian and Japanese communist party leaders after the collapse of the USSR, and the leadership of Silvio Berlusconi and Ishihara Shintaro on the contemporary right in each country."--Jacket
The business of the Japanese state : energy markets in comparative and historical perspective by Richard J Samuels( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political generations and political development : [proceedings] by Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar on Political Development( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese scientific and technical information in the United States : workshop proceedings by Workshop on Japanese Scientific and Technical Information( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Political culture of foreign area and international studies : essays in honor of Lucian W. Pye( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting America ready for Japanese science and technology by Ronald A Morse( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proceedings of a conference on the development of language capabilities to prepare United States scientists to share in scientific and technological development with Japan include these papers: "Are Japanese Language Programs Reaching Scientists and Engineers?"; "Japanese Language Study for Engineers: High Tech Perspectives"; "Applied Japanese Studies for Science and Engineering at American Universities"; "Training and Certifying Japanese Technical Translators"; "Designing Effective Language Teaching for Professionals"; "Problems in Teaching Technical Japanese"; "Commentary" a Cautious and Deliberate Strategy Is Needed"; "Establishing a Japanese High-Technology Information Company in the United States"; "The Problems of Operating a Technical Translation Company in Japan";"The Japan Information Center of Science and Technology"; "a National Agenda for Japanese Language Training"; "National Language Policies and the 99th Congress"; "Machine Translations: Developments and Prospects"; "Fujitsu's Machine Translation System"; "The Bravice Computer Translation System"; "The mit Athena Language Learning Project: a View from the Future"; "Teaching Japanese on the plato Computer-Based Education System"; and "Enhanced Language Instruction: Interactive Video and Audio Technology". A list of conference participants is also included. (Mse)
Nine lives? : the politics of constitutional reform in Japan by James Patrick Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is a vibrant democracy, but its citizens have neither been given--nor have they taken--responsibility for authoring their own constitution. In 1889 the Emperor Meiji, supported by a group of oligarchs, bestowed an autocratic constitution upon his subjects. Then, in 1947, the U.S. occupation forces imposed a democratic constitution on the defeated citizens of postwar Japan. While this document has been the persistent object of intense debate, it has never been amended. But public opinion has shifted in favor of revision. Both the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the main opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), are preparing constitutional drafts, and Japan is in the midst of one of the most consequential tests of its democratic institutions. Although the contemporary revision debate encompasses a number of weighty issues, including the role of the emperor and basic rights of citizens, one passage in particular continues to cast a shadow over the entire enterprise: Article Nine, the famous "peace clause" renouncing the possession and use of force for settling international disputes. Long the primary target of revisionist fervor, Article Nine was at the center of the first serious revision debate in the 1950s and controversies arising from its application again helped to ignite the contemporary revision movement after the Gulf War in 1991. Seen variously as an impediment to national autonomy, national muscularity, and national honesty, Article Nine has been continuously reinterpreted as the domestic and international political landscapes have shifted. This study examines why Article Nine has survived without amendment for so long, why it has returned to the political agenda with such force in recent years, and how debate over its revision will affect Japanese domestic politics and foreign policy
Recalculating autonomy : Japan's choices in the new world order by Michael J Green( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crisis and innovation in Asian technology( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In mid-May 1997, a financial crisis erupted in Asia after an attack by private investors on the baht, the Thai currency. The crisis spread quickly across the region, where investor confidence plummeted, resulting in massive capital outflows, stock market collapses, high unemployment, and even insurrection. The Asian 'economic miracle' that had stimulated so much awe and even dread, now invoked pity and apprehension in greater measure. The contributors to this volume investigated change in the innovation and production systems of Asian states in response to economic and political upheaval. They conducted empirical studies of several regional industries - autos, semiconductors, and hard disk drives - and seven different national economies: China, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan. In the face of crisis and global competition, the Asian states superimposed change at the margins, seeking unique technohybrid solutions to build capabilities to compete in local, regional, and even global markets
Nihon bōei no daisenryaku : fukoku kyōhei kara Gorudirokkusu konsensasu made by Richard J Samuels( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutions and innovation : research collaboration as technology strategy in Japan by Jonah D Levy( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to succeed without really flying--the Japanese aircraft industry and Japan's technology ideology by David Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fukoku kyōhei no isan by Richard J Samuels( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[A - M] by Richard J Samuels( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Crisis and innovation in Asian technologyEncyclopedia of United States national security"Rich nation, strong Army" : national security and the technological transformation of JapanMachiavelli's children : leaders and their legacies in Italy and JapanNine lives? : the politics of constitutional reform in JapanCrisis and innovation in Asian technology
Alternative Names
Richard J. Samuels 1951-

Richard J. Samuels Amerikaans politicoloog

サミュエルズ, リチャード

サミュエルズ, リチャード・J

サミュエルズ, リチャード・J 1951-

リチャード・J・サミュエルズ

Languages
English (170)

Japanese (6)