Contested Governance in Japan Sites and Issues
Contested Governance in Japan extends the analysis of governance in contemporary Japan by exploring both the sites and issues of governance above and below the state as well as within it. This volume discusses the contested nature of governance in Japan and the ways in which a range of actors are involved in different sites and issues of governance at home, in the region and the globe. It includes chapters on global governance, local policy-making, democracy, environmental governance, the Japanese financial system, corruption, the family and corporate governance.
'Hook provides a very worthwhile, carefully-constructed and readable introduction to the major themes in both sections and draws the readers attention to the links between the wide-ranging offerings. The writing throughout is clear and concise and jargon is kept to a minimum. The overall result is a densely packed but deeply satisfying book that repays careful reading.' - Asian Studies, Nov 2006