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- DescriptionDespite reduced incomes, diminished opportunities for education, and the psychological trauma of defeat, Japan experienced a rapid rise in civic engagement in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Why? Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan answers this question with a new general theory of the growth in civic engagement in postwar democracies. It argues that wartime mobilization unintentionally instills civic skills in the citizenry, thus laying the groundwork for a postwar civic engagement boom. Meanwhile, legacies of prewar associational activities shape the costs of association-building and information-gathering, thus affecting the actual extent of the postwar boom. Combining original data collection, rigorous statistical methods, and in-depth historical case analyses, this book illuminates one of the keys to making postwar democracies work.
- Author BiographyRieko Kage is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2005. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, Advanced Research Fellow at the Program on US-Japan Relations at Harvard, and Toyota Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan. Her writings have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, and other publications.
- Author(s)Rieko Kage
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication15/12/2010
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note16 b/w illus. 21 tables
- Weight480 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
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