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Contemporary Japan

Author: Duncan McCargo
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: Contemporary states and societies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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McCargo provides an introduction to contemporary Japan in its historical and geographical context. The book enables students to get to grips with a range of theories and perspectives about the nature of the political, economic and social system.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan McCargo
ISBN: 0333961919 9780333961919 0333961927 9780333961926
OCLC Number: 53390834
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000.
Description: 256 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Themes and Debates Historical Background The Changing Political Economy Social Structure and Policy Governing Structures Political Society: Parties and Opposition Socialisation and Civil Society Japan's External Relations Conclusion
Series Title: Contemporary states and societies.
Responsibility: Duncan McCargo.

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Now fully revised and updated, this widely-praised introductory text explores Japan through the prism of three alternative perspectives: Mainstream, revisionist and culturalist. Beginning with the  Read more...

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