Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They?

A Comparative Analysis of Politics, Economics, and International Relations

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ISBN: 978-88-470-2567-7 (Print) 978-88-470-2568-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-10

    Introduction

  3. Society and Demography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-22

      Italy’s Population: A Portrait

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      Pages 23-46

      Changed Discourses on Demography in Japan

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      Pages 47-64

      Where Is the Forgotten Giant Heading to? The Current State and Future of Japanese Economics and Politics

  4. Politics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

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      Pages 67-92

      Japan’s US-‘Imposed’ Post War Constitution: How, Why and What for?

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      Pages 93-104

      Italy: Birth of the Post War Constitution and the Republican Constitutional Order

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      Pages 105-120

      Parties and Electoral Behaviour in Italy: From Stability to Competition

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      Pages 121-136

      The Italian Election of February 2013: A Temporary Shock or a Harbinger of a New Party System?

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      Pages 137-160

      Flocking Together? The Breakdown and Revival of Political Clientelism in Italy and Japan

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      Pages 161-182

      Studying Electoral Engineering via a Double-Barrelled Natural Experiment: Comparing the Long Run Consequences of 1990s Electoral Reform in Italy and Japan

  5. Economics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-204

      The Italian Economy 1961–2010: From Economic “Miracle” to Decline

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      Pages 205-233

      Ageing, Debt, and Growth Crises: Two Forerunners

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      Pages 235-243

      Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Italy and Japan

  6. International Relations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245

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      Pages 247-259

      Japan’s Search for a New Identity: Japan’s Domestic Politics and its Foreign Policy after the Cold War

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      Pages 261-276

      Domestic Constraints, Governmental Instability and Italian Foreign Policy

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      Pages 277-294

      Italy and Japan: The Price of Defeat in Post WWII International Relations

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      Pages 295-306

      The Admissions of Italy and Japan to the United Nations: History and Diplomacy

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      Pages 307-328

      Hosts and Hostilities: Base Politics in Italy and Japan

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      Pages 329-348

      Italy and Japan as Security Actors: Still Free Riding on the US?