Title INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE POLITICS
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Marlowe & Company 1995
156924846X / 9781569248461
Seller ID RWARE0000037437
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Introduction to Japanese Politics, now in its fully updated sixth edition, is a comprehensive and current review of political and public policy develo pments in Japan. Since the previous edition, Japan's economic policy has un dergone significant change with a prolonged period of deflation having alte red the dynamics of the Japanese economy. At the same time, the Abe adminis tration has expanded Japan's international security participation, previous ly limited by the constitution, whilst China's activities in the South Chin a Sea have impinged upon Japan's territorial claims. This classic introduction to the Japanese political system has therefore no w been revised and fully updated in this sixth edition to take into account these widespread changes in the country's political life. Building on the structure and content of the previous edition, this new edition covers: An overview of Japan's geographical setting and history Japan's political institutions, processes, and actors Recent organizational, ideological, and policy changes in the LDP since its return to power The country's distinctive social order and its educational, healthcare, and public safety systems The increasingly contentious realm of foreign relations and security issues , including China's expanding role and the effect of North Korea's developm ent of nuclear weapons. This broad-ranging textbook continues to be essential reading for students of Japanese Politics, International Politics and Japanese Studies.