Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They?

A Comparative Analysis of Politics, Economics, and International Relations

  • Silvio Beretta
  • Axel Berkofsky
  • Fabio Rugge

Part of the Perspectives in Business Culture book series (PEPIBC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Silvio Beretta, Axel Berkofsky, Fabio Rugge
    Pages 1-10
  3. Society and Demography

  4. Politics

  5. Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
  6. International Relations

About this book


This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan’s and Italy’s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from the origins of the authoritarian regimes and post-war one-party rule in both countries, through to Japan’s and Italy’s responses to the economic and societal challenges posed by globalization and their international ambitions and strategies. Similarities and differences between the two countries with regard to economic development models, the relationship of politics and business, economic structures and developments, and international relations are analyzed in depth. This innovative volume on an under-researched area will be of great interest to those with an interest in Italian and Japanese politics and economics.


Italian economy Italian foreign policy Italian politics Italy and Japan Italy, Japan, and the United Nations Japanese economy Japanese foreign policy Japanese politics Japan’s post-war constitution Republican constitutional order in Italy demography in Italy demography in Japan electoral behavior electoral reforms political clientelism

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvio Beretta
    • 1
  • Axel Berkofsky
    • 2
  • Fabio Rugge
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Political and Social SciencesUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2567-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2568-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2280-1464
  • Series Online ISSN 2280-2088
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