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The Postwar Japanese System : Cultural Economy and Economic Transformation

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A broad, intelligent overview of the Japanese political economy, The Postwar Japanese System is one of the best books available to tell us what we can learn from Japan, and what price the Japanese are paying for their success. While other countries are looking to Japan as an economic model, William Tabb shows how the political and social arrangements that have allowed Japan to succeed are placing a great strain on their society. He distinguishes between those aspects of Japanese success that can, and cannot be transferred successfully to help in the revitalization of the American economy. And he thoughtfully explores the fundamental social, political, and economic transitions the Japanese are experiencing today. A key resource for all those interested in Japanese society, The Postwar Japanese System succeeds in placing the economic "miracle" in its social and political framework.show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 154.4 x 232.9 x 27.7mm | 651.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195089502
  • 9780195089509

About William K. Tabb

William K. Tabb is Professor of Sociology and Economics at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Queens College. He is the author of Marxism and the Metropolis (Oxford, 1983).show more

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Telling Japan's story since 1945 the book shows the various phases of Japanese development ... This book offers a theoretically underpinned comprehensive and very insightful overview on that story. * Political Studies *show more

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