This book provides the basic knowledge of Japanese contributions in political economy and the ongoing research agenda, such as the pursuit of theoretical consistency in Marxian economics by Uno School; the concept of ‘civil society’ as a criterion of existing socio-economic structure; a mathematical reconstruction of Marxian theory; and an analysis of environmental pollution. The new generation of Japanese political economists in collaboration with their overseas counterparts has produced new insights into political economy and into the newly emerging structure of the world economy.
The book provides useful insights into international capitalism and how past patterns of uneven development are now changing; the role of international finance in affecting both national and international growth and employment patterns; an analysis of recent growth patterns in Asia; and the specific issue emerging within the Asian region and the implications for economics, social change and geopolitics.
Introduction, Nobuharu Yokokawa, Kiichiro Yagi Part I. Japanese Contribution to Political Economy 1. Marxian Economics in Japan after 1945: Between heritage and innovation, Kiichiro Yagi 2. The Uno Theory and Marx, Michiaki Obata (translated by Kei Ehara) 3. Non-Western Marxist Traditions in Northeast Asia, Hiroshi Onishi 4. Japanese Contribution to Environmental Economics: Fighting against pollution problems and Fukushima nuclear disaster, Fumikazu Yoshida 5. Business Cycles of Contemporary Monopoly Capitalism, Seiichi Nagashima 6. Okishio’s Contribution to Political Economy, Yoshikazu Sato 7. Régulation Approach to Japanese and Asian Capitalisms: Understanding varieties of capitalism and structural dynamics, Hiroyasu Uemura, Toshio Yamada and Yuji Harada 8. The Revival of the Classical Theory of Values, Yoshinori Shiozawa Part II. Cataclysm of Global Economy and Future of Capitalism: Political Economy of Global Interdependence 9. Dynamic Comparative Advantage and the New Flying Geese Theory of Capitalist Development, Nobuharu Yokokawa 10. The Emergence of China and India as Great Powers, Robert Rowthorn 11. Asia: Renewal of the diversity of capitalisms, the sudden turn in international relations, Robert Boyer (Translated by Heger Attaya) 12. Minsky’s Financial Instability Analysis: Financial flows and international imbalances, Jan Kregel 13. Malfunction of Capital Accumulation Regime in Present-day Japan, Kenichi Haga 14. Indian Capitalism in the Global Context, Jayati Ghosh 15. China: In the crash lane?, Richard Westra