Democracy in Post-War Japan: Maruyama Masao and the Search for Autonomy

1st Edition

Rikki Kersten

Routledge
Published August 15, 2014
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415869577 - CAT# Y153315
Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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Summary

Democracy in Post-War Japan assesses the development of democracy through the writings of the brilliant political thinker Maruyama Masao. The author explores the significance of Maruyama's notion of personal and social autonomy and its impact on the development of a distinctively Japanese democratic ideal.
This book, based on contemporary documents and on interviews with Maruyama, is the only full-scale analysis of his work and thought to be published in English.

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