Authority Without Power

Authority Without Power

Law and the Japanese Paradox

eBook - 1991
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Oxford University Press
This book offers a comprehensive interpretive study of the role of law in contemporary Japan. Haley argues that the weakness of legal controls throughout Japanese history has assured the development and strength of informal community controls based on custom and consensus to maintain order--an order characterized by remarkable stability, with an equally significant degree of autonomy for individuals, communities, and businesses. Haley concludes by showing how Japan's weak legal system has reinforced preexisting patterns of extralegal social control, thus explaining many of the fundamental paradoxes of political and social life in contemporary Japan.


Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991
ISBN: 9786610441815
6610441812
9781423765059
1423765052
9780195055832
0195055837
0195092570
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 258 pages)

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