Behaving the Japanese Way (JPNS3677)


It is alleged that, at the national level, power in Japan has been monopolised since 1945 by much the same clique, but also that it is never where it seems to be - that it is based on consensus, bottom-up decision-making, but is also deeply authoritarian. Through both Japanese and English sources, we will focus on the exercise of power in contemporary politics, administration, and private enterprise as well as psycho-sociology, education, political and moral thought, and economic structures.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


tutorial discussions, presentations and writing tasks (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

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ASNS2306, JPNS2316

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