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The enigma of Japanese power : people and politics in a stateless nation

Author: Karel Van Wolferen
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The first full-scale examination of the inner workings of Japan's political/industrial system"--Cover subtitle.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolferen, Karel Van.
Enigma of Japanese power.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1989
(OCoLC)899965688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karel Van Wolferen
ISBN: 0394577965 9780394577968
OCLC Number: 19130854
Description: 496 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Japan problem --
The elusive state --
An inescapable embrace --
The administrators --
The submissive middle class --
Nurses of the people --
Keeping the law under control --
The management of reality --
Power in the guise of culture --
The system as religion --
The right to rule --
Ritual and intimidation --
A century of consolidating control --
The Japanese phoenix --
In the world but not of it.
Responsibility: Karel Van Wolferen.

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