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Law and Social Change in Postwar Japan

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$39.00 • £31.95 • €35.00

ISBN 9780674517875

Publication Date: 10/15/1989

Short

269 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Frank Upham’s fine study…is a fresh perspective on the ways in which change and conflict in postwar Japan have been both expressed in and constrained by legal practices and ideologies… The implications of his well-crafted argument make it indispensable… This is a book that deserves wide reading.—William Kelly, Journal of Asian Studies

There are many messages to be got from this stimulating book… Read it, recommend it.—Robert J. Smith, Journal of Japanese Studies

Until the publication of this magnificent book we have not had a work which integrates specific cases with broad discussion of what role law plays in contemporary Japan… This book is accessible to any educated audience, and will be of special interest to those concerned with the environmental, civil rights, employment discrimination, and industrial policy issues it examines in detail. However, its influences should be far wider.—L. L. Cornell, Pacific Affairs

Frank Upham pushes forward the frontiers of knowledge of legal processes in Japan… He pierces the myth that Japan is a simple, nonlitigious consensual society. Upham shows how disaffected groups in Japan can use legal means to press their case to achieve a better settlement and how leaders can use law to influence society through conscious choice.—Ezra F. Vogel

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