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The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan

ISBN 9780813339214
Published January 19, 2001 by Routledge
171 Pages

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Book Description

While the consequences of low social order are well understood, the consequences of high social order are not. Yet perhaps nowhere in the world is social order so well developed as in Japan, which is highly organized, economically successful, and enjoys a safe society. However, Japan pays a price—the loss of personal freedom, and the inability to exploit its citizens' talents.

Table of Contents

Theoretical Orientation -- Social Order and Social Control: An Introduction -- The Solidaristic Theory of Social Order -- Social Institutions -- The Education System: Social Initiation -- Work: A Continuation -- The Family -- Crime -- Nonintuitive Consequences -- Crime Revisited: White-Collar Crimes -- The Religious Landscape of Japan -- Trust -- Speculations and Conclusions -- The Emergence of Cooperative Social Institutions -- Conclusion

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