This book postulates that amae is a motivational factor with universal impact upon Japanese people. It explores the ways in which amae affects political behaviour and law as attitudes towards authority, factionalism, political opposition, and citizen's movements.
1. Introduction 2. The Origins and Personal Dynamics of Amae 3. Reciprocal Amae and Authority Relations 4. Amae and Group Behavior in Mainstream Japan 5. Amae and the Politics of Opposition 6. Law and the Values of Amae 7. Conclusion: The Concept of Amae