ANS 321M • Politics in Japan
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
This course is designed to introduce upper level undergraduates to the domestic politics of postwar Japan. Lectures will focus on such topics as the impact of the Allied Occupation on the development of postwar political institutions, the government-business relationship, the electoral and political party systems, citizen participation in politics, political corruption and the prospects for reform, and the domestic determinants of foreign policy. All topics will be addressed from a comparative perspective.
Gary Allinson, Japan's Postwar History Gerald Curtis, The Logic of Japanese Politics Robin M. LeBlanc, Bicycle Citizens