Order By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan by Alan MillerOrder By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan by Alan Miller

Order By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary Japan

byAlan Miller, Satoshi Kanazawa

Paperback | January 19, 2001

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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.In Order by Accident, Alan S. Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa discuss the consequences of high social order in Japan. They integrate a wide range of scholarship on Japan, ranging from studies by criminologists, to religious studies, to the most current social psychological studies. The results are sometimes startling and counterintuitive, since the same theory of social order explains equally well why Japan has an orderly society with low street crimes, but is plagued with problems such as white collar crime.
Alan S. Miller is Professor of Behavioral Science at Hokkaido University, Japan and is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington. He has worked for the Environmental Sciences wing of the Science Applications International Corporation. Miller holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washingt...
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Title:Order By Accident: The Origins And Consequences Of Group Conformity In Contemporary JapanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:171 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:January 19, 2001Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813339219

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