Can Japan Globalize?

Studies on Japan’s Changing Political Economy and the Process of Globalization in Honour of Sung-Jo Park

  • Arne Holzhausen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Malcolm Trevor
      Pages 3-17
  3. The Internal Preparations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. The Economy: Towards the Market Principle?

    3. The Firm: Towards Open Structures?

    4. The Society: Towards Pluralism?

  4. The External Preparations

  5. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Johan Galtung
      Pages 421-426
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-468

About this book


Japan's deepest recession since the Second World War has come to an end in 2000. Yet, the task of reforming Japan is far from completed. The current political drift has brought deregulation to a premature end putting the still vulnerable recovery at risk. What structural changes have already taken place? What important reforms have to be undertaken in the future?
The contributions of the book shed light on the transitional path of the Japanese system amid rapid globalization. Can Japan Globalize? covers a broad range of areas from macro- and micro-economic structures to political and social relations.


Asia China Globalization Import Japan political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Arne Holzhausen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for East Asian StudiesFreie University BerlinBerlinGermany

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