Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundaries of Citizen Activism

Kobo ebook | February 5, 2002

byPatricia L. Maclachlan

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Patricia L. Maclachlan is assistant professor of Asian studies and adjunct professor of government with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 5, 2002Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Japanese Consumer Advocacy from Theoretical, Comparative, and Historical Perspectives
1. Toward a Framework for the Study of Consumer Advocacy
2. Consumer Advocacy in the United States and Britain
3. The Politics of an Emerging Consumer Movement: The Occupation Period
5. The Post-1968 Consumer Protection Policymaking System and the Consumer Movement's Response
4. Consumer Politics Under Early One-Party Dominance: 1955 to the Late 1960s
7. The Right to Safety: The Movement to Oppose the Deregulation of Food Additives
6. The Right to Choose: The Movement to Amend the Antimonopoly Law
9. The Right to Be Heard: The Past, Present, and Future of the Japanese Consumer Movement
8. The Right to Redress: The Movement to Enact a Product Liability Law
Part 2: Case Studies: The Impact of Japanese Consumer Advocacy on Policymaking

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Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan is likely to prove a classic study of Japanese policymaking.... Maclachlan's work [is] excellent. It is rigorous and systematic in the tradition of the best social science without doing unnecessary violence to the complexity of political reality.... Specialists will find Maclachlan's book useful, but students at most levels will also be able to read it. Superbly researched.... Maclachlan offers a compelling portrait of a Japanese consumer movement that rests on very different assumptions than those underlying its American counterpart.... The result is one of the most thought-provoking accounts of Japanese politics in recent years.