ERIC Number: ED392697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Japan's Democracy: How Much Change? Headline Series No. 305.
Krauss, Ellis S.
This booklet analyzes the changes that have occurred in Japan in the postwar period. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1, "Revolutionary Change: American Occupation, 1945-52," focuses on the dramatic changes brought by Occupation forces. Chapter 2, "Evolutionary Change: Japan's Democracy from the Occupation through the 1980s," chronicles almost 40 years of uninterrupted conservative rule. Chapter 3, "The Transformation of 1993-94," addresses the more "surprising" developments of recent years. Chapter 4, "The Future of Japan's Democracy," examines how the most recent changes stemmed from earlier transitions and projects their possible impact on the future. The volume includes an annotated reading list and a set of discussion questions for classroom use. (EH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Change, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Human Relations, International Relations, Political Attitudes, Political Science, Secondary Education, Social Studies, World Affairs, World History, World War II
Foreign Policy Association, c/o CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 ($5.95, plus $2.50 postage and handling; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.