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Japanese Law by J. Mark Ramseyer
Book DescriptionIn this introduction to Japanese law, J. Mark Ramseyer and Minoru Nakazato present an economic approach to the law, to challenge commonly held ideas about the law. Where many studies assume that Japanese law differs fundamentally from law in the United States, this work shows the essential similarity between the two. Arguing against the idea that law plays only a trivial role in Japan or is culturally determined, the authors demonstrate that standard economic models in fact explain fundamental facets of the way Japanese manipulate the law. This study covers almost all the basic areas of Japanese law: property, contracts, torts, corporate, civil procedure, criminal law, administrative procedure, and tax. Ramseyer and Nakazato draw liberally from case law, and after outlining legal doctrine, they use economic theory and empirical data to sketch the implications the law poses for human behaviour.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226703855
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author J. Mark Ramseyer
Odd Markets in Japanese History, Paperback (January 2008)
This book uses a rational-choice approach to study the impact of Japanese law on economic growth in Japan.
Fable of the Keiretsu, Hardback (June 2006)
For Western economists and journalists, the most distinctive facet of the post-war Japanese business world has been the keiretsu, or the insular business alliances among powerful corporations. This book shows that the very idea of the keiretsu was created and propagated by Marxist scholars in post-war Japan.
Distribution in Japan, Hardback (January 2002)» View all books by J. Mark Ramseyer
Several years have passed since the "store wars" over barriers to foreign products at Japanese distribution firms. Yet among English-speaking readers, how these firms operate remains a puzzle. In this title, Japanese scholars in their fields attempt to unravel that puzzle.
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Author Biography - J. Mark Ramseyer
J. Mark Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, most recently" Odd Markets in Japanese History: Law and Economic Growth. " Minoru Nakazato is a professor of law at the University of Tokyo and the author of "The Taxation of International Transactions."
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