Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains
one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap
for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of
the country's political, economic and social life set in a clear
historical context. The author's starting-point is that the study
of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple
questions such as 'Who is in charge?' spark considerable
disagreement and controversy among experts. To understand
contemporary Japan, Duncan McCargo argues, it is necessary to get
to grips with a range of different perspectives on Japanese
political and social structures. Integrating contrasting
perspectives throughout, the core chapters of the book focus on the
changing economy, government and politics, society and culture, and
Japan's place in the wider world. The new third edition of this
popular text has been fully revised and updated throughout to cover
key developments such as the historic end of LDP rule in 2009. This
accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for
students and general readers who want to know more about this
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