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Japan's multilayered democracy

Author: Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book unveils the layers of Japan's democracy, and the essays suggest a widening of disciplinary perspectives. The editors employ an assortment of disciplines-history, anthropology, sociology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti
ISBN: 9781498502221 1498502229 9781498502238 1498502237
OCLC Number: 890068182
Description: x, 262 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: "Introduction: Japan as a Multilayered Democracy," Nissim Otmazgin, Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, and Alon Levkowitz Part I: Pre-war Sources of Japanese Democracy Chapter 2: "11 February 1889: Japan's First Constitution," Lionel Babicz Chapter 3: "Is Taisho Demokurashi the Same as Taisho Democracy?" Kiichi Tachibana Chapter 4: "The making of private and public space in Meiji Japan," Kurt Radtke Part II: Democratic Institutions and State Transformation Chapter 5: "The Postwar Emperor in Democratized Japan," Ben-Ami Shillony Chapter 6: "Japan's Remilitarization Debate and the Projection of Democracy," Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti Chapter 7: "Normalization, Democracy and the Armed Forces: the Transformation of the Japanese Military," Ben-Ari Eyal Chapter 8: "Japan's Labor Tribunal System: A New Paradigm for Democratic Justice?," Wered Ben-Sade Part III: Political Culture and Civil Society Chapter 9: "Americanization and Democratization: Cultural Aspects of Japanese Democracy," Nissim Otmazgin Chapter 10: "Democracy and Liberalism in Postwar Japan: the Legacies of the 1960s Student Uprising," Michal Daliot-Bul Chapter 11: "Televised Democracy? How Politicians Handle Questions during Broadcast Talk Shows," Ofer Feldman Chapter 12: "Pink Democracy: Dynamic Gender in Japan's Women's Politics," Ayala Klemperer-Markman Chapter 13: "Is Democracy under Threat? Some Thoughts Concerning Japan and Elsewhere," J.A.A. Stockwin
Responsibility: Sigal Ben-Rafael Galanti, Nissim Otmazgin and Alon Levkowitz.

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