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Japanese Economic Development : Theory and practice

Author: Penelope Francks
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan's economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and development. Francks draws out the historical roots of the institutions and practices on which Japan's post-war economic miracle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Francks, Penelope, 1949-
Japanese economic development.
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
(DLC) 2014046458
(OCoLC)898206133
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Francks
ISBN: 9781317811404 1317811402 9781315816692 1315816695 9781317811398 1317811399
OCLC Number: 910445964
Notes: Structural change and conflict in rural areas.
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of boxes and tables; Series editors' foreword; Preface; Map 1: Japan, including major cities; Map 2: North East Asia at the time of the Japanese empire; 1 General introduction; Notes; PART I Japan's development path and the state; 2 Introduction: industrial revolutions, development paths and the state; Industrial revolutions and why they happen; Japan's development path in comparative perspective; Development strategy and the state; Annex: world comparative growth; Notes. 3 Growth before industrialisation: the Tokugawa economy and the stateThe Tokugawa state and economic change; Daimyo and development: economic policy at the local level; Assessing the Tokugawa economy; Annex: domain development policies in practice; Indigo in Tokushima; Paper in Tosa; Notes; 4 Industry, trade and the state in the Meiji period; The impact of the West and the Meiji Restoration; 'Getting the basics right': Meiji policy and the framework for industrialisation; Government finances and monetary policy; Human and financial capital formation; Trade strategy. 'Picking winners': policy at the micro levelThe economic bureaucracy; State investment and the government enterprises; Industrial promotion at the local level; Annex: case studies of the state and early industrialisation; Textiles; Shipping; Railways; Notes; 5 Internationalisation, imperialism and industrialisation: the state and the economy in the inter-war period; Japan and the global economy: macroeconomic policy in the inter-war period; Imperialism and development; Planning, industrial policy and the developmental state. Annex: case studies of the role of the state in pre-war industrial developmentIron and steel; Automobiles; Notes; PART II The rural economy in the development process; 6 Introduction: from the dual economy to rural-based development; The two-sector approach and the Japanese model of agriculture's role in development; 'More than the soil': the rural economy, proto-industrialisation and the 'industrious revolution'; 'Weapons of the weak', agricultural adjustment and the path of development; Notes; 7 Agriculture and economic growth; Agriculture and the growth of output. The sources of growth in Japanese agricultureRice cultivation in Japan; Land, labour and capital in Japanese agriculture; The development and diffusion of technical change: the Meiji Noho; Agriculture's contribution to industrialisation; Notes; 8 The rural household, the 'traditional' sector and the path of development; The household, the village and the market; The household and the growth of rural industry; Rural economic development in practice: textiles, fashion and rural manufacturing; Notes; 9 The rural problem: agriculture in the industrial economy.
Series Title: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies.
Responsibility: Penelope Francks.

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