Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan

Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan

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With a variety of contributors from throughout Japan, involved in a range of both established and emerging forms of civic engagement from NGOs, NPOs, to other less mainstream organizations, the Editors have compiled a comprehensive volume to give a thorough insiders' look at the state of civil society in Japan. Established forms of civic engagement include labor unions, and resident and citizens' movements dating back centuries. In more recent years, Japan has seen a rise in third sector groups that parallels a rise worldwide, especially grassroots community organizations. From political engagement, to underground media, the authors of this volume closely examine Japans' development in civic engagement. The lessons gleaned from the successes and shortcomings of civic engagement in Japan have strong applications internationally. The detailed and comprehensive coverage of this volume make it a useful resource for understanding not only Japanese social and political issues, but also the emergence of third sector organizations worldwidea€”what works, what does not work as well, and what organizational structures are possible.This commitment encouraged Brazilian, Peruvian, and Bolivian workers to begin joining in large numbers (Shokuba no jinken 2008c: 27). While most of Japana#39;s foreign workers are Latin Americans and Asians doing low-status manual andanbsp;...

Title:Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japan
Author:Henk Vinken, Yuko Nishimura, Bruce L. J. White, Masayuki Deguchi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-03-25


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