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Crisis as Catalyst
Asia's Dynamic Political Economy
The financial crisis that swept across East Asia during 1997–1998 was devastating not only in its economic impact but also in its social and political effects. The explosive growth and sociopolitical modernization that had powered the region for much...
Cultural Norms and National Security
Police and Military in Postwar Japan
Nonviolent state behavior in Japan, this book argues, results from the distinctive breadth with which the Japanese define security policy, making it inseparable from the quest for social stability through economic growth. While much of the literature...
The Currency of Ideas
Monetary Politics in the European Union
Why have the states of Europe agreed to create an Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and a single European currency? What will decide the fate of this bold project? This book explains why monetary integration has deepened in Europe from the Bretton...
Democracy and Markets
The Politics of Mixed Economies
The Developmental State
Developmental state, n.: the government, motivated by desire for economic advancement, intervenes in industrial affairs. The notion of the developmental state has come under attack in recent years. Critics charge that Japan's success in putting this...
Labor Politics in Postwar Japan
Japanese scholars have begun to challenge conventional wisdom about effective labor organizing, and Ikuo Kume has written the first book in English to advance their controversial theory. Since at least the early 1980s, the power of organized labor has...
Economic Nationalism in a Globalizing World
This book demonstrates the enduring, and even heightened, economic significance of national identities and nationalism in the current age.
The End of Diversity?
Prospects for German and Japanese Capitalism
After the devastation of World War II, Germany and Japan built national capitalist institutions that were remarkably successful in terms of national reconstruction and international competitiveness. Yet both "miracles" have since faltered...
Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition
At the dawn of the twentieth century, imperial powers controlled most of the globe. Within a few decades after World War II, many of the great empires had dissolved, and more recently, multinational polities have similarly disbanded. This process...
Reforming Corporate Governance in France, Japan, and Korea
An innovative examination of the comparative politics of reform in stakeholder...