Non-Fiction Books:

Democracy in Post-War Japan

Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Democracy in Post-War Japan by Rikki Kersten
$516.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 10-13 December using standard courier delivery

Description

It is often assumed that Japanese passively accepted the Western notion of democracy imposed during the post-war Occupation. Rikki Kersten argues that in fact democracy was the subject of fierce debate in Japan. War and Occupation promted critical re-evaluation of Japanese political identity; it also catalysed and appraisal of the workings of democracy. Rikki Kersten explores the debate through the writings of a man inthe thick of this intellectual ferment: Maruyama Masao. Maruyama, credited with the establishment of the discipline of political science in Japan, defined democracy through the notion personal autonomy - maintaning the distinction between the public and private realms - and social autonomy - allowing public engagement with the political sphere. The tensions between personal and social autonomy formed the kernel of post-War Japanese political culture. Following the Security Treaty crisis of 1960, and disappointed with the failure of autonomy to emerge as a significant force in Japanese political life, Maruyama retired from the democracy debate. He nonetheless remains an intensley controversial figure. Political thinkers even now make their mark by lauding or denouncing the work of Maruyama Masao. Democracy in Post-War JApan reveals the importance of the contribution made to democratic thought by Maruyama. It also sheds light on contemprary criticisms of Japan's politcal system.
Release date NZ
December 7th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
304
Dimensions
140x216x20
ISBN-13
9780415117531
Product ID
1861249

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 3,003 Banana Points