Partners for Democracy
Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur
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Partners for Democracy by Ray A. Moore
Book DescriptionIn 1945, Japan surrendered unconditionally to the United States and its allies, thereby planting the seed from which would spring one of the world's most successful and stable democracies. In an age when democracy is often pursued, yet rarely accomplished, in which failed democracies are found throughout Africa, Latin America, and Asia, Japan's transformation from an utterly defeated military power into a thriving constitutional democracy commands attention. It has long been assumed that postwar Japan was largely the making of America, that democracy was simply imposed on a defeated land. Yet a political and legal system cannot long survive, much less thrive, if resisted by the very citizens it exists to serve. The external imposition of a constitution does not automatically translate into a constitutional democracy of the kind Japan has enjoyed for the past half-century. Apparently Japan, though under military occupation, was ready for what the West had to offer. Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson convincingly show that the country's affirmation of democracy was neither cynical nor merely tactical. What made Japan different was that Japan and the United States-represented in Tokyo by the headstrong and deeply conservative General Douglas MacArthur-worked out a genuine partnership, navigating skillfully among die-hard defenders of the emperor, Japanese communists, and America's opinionated erstwhile allies. No dry recounting of policy decisions and diplomatic gestures, Partners for Democracy resounds with the strong personalities and dramatic clashes that paved the way to a hard-won success. Here is the story of how a devastated land came to construct-at times aggressively and rapidly, at times deliberately and only after much debate-a democracy that stands today as the envy of many other nations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195171761
(233mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ray A. Moore
Partners for Democracy, Hardback (November 2002)
In an age when democracy is often pursued, yet rarely accomplished, Japan's transformation, post-1945, from defeated military power into thriving constitutional democracy commands attention. The authors show that the country's affirmation of democracy was neither cynical nor merely tactical.
Birth of Japan's Postwar Constitution, Paperback (February 1998)» View all books by Ray A. Moore
"This 1989 Yoshino Sakuzo prize-winning book is essential reading for understanding Japan's postwar constitution, political and social history, and foreign policy. In this, the most complete English ac"
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Author Biography - Ray A. Moore
Ray A. Moore is Professor of History and Asian Studies at Amherst College. Donald L. Robinson is Charles N. Clark Professor of Government and American Studies at Smith College. Together they edited The Constitution of Japan: A Documentary History of its Framing and Adoption,1945-1947.
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