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Civil Society and the New Civic Movements in Contemporary Japan: Convergence, Collaboration, and Transformation

Avenell, Simon

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This essay traces the rise of new civic movements in Japan from the 1970s. Challenging claims that these movements are transforming the country's civil society, the article shows how state, corporate, and civic actors have fashioned a domesticated and largely apolitical sphere of social activism. Not only have bureaucratic and corporate elites fostered cooperative and useful groups, leading civic activists have crafted a pervasive logic of "proposal" which demonizes contentious politics,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55193
Source: Journal of Japanese Studies
DOI: 10.1353/jjs.0.0085

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