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The Resource Amakudari : the hidden fabric of Japan's economy, Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui

Amakudari : the hidden fabric of Japan's economy, Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui

Label
Amakudari : the hidden fabric of Japan's economy
Title
Amakudari
Title remainder
the hidden fabric of Japan's economy
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The widespread migration of civil servants to high-profile positions in the private and public sectors is known in Japan as amakudari, or "descent from heaven." Recent media stories associate the practice with corruption as the former officials seek government favors for their new employers. In their timely book, Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui offer the first systematic exploration of this influential yet poorly understood Japanese institution." "Colignon and Usui analyze amakudari as a ministry-level phenomenon that is consciously constructed and reproduced with intricate networks in many political and corporate spheres. Drawing on five decades of qualitative and quantitative data delineating the post-retirement careers of leading bureaucrats, they examine changes in traditional job patterns. Although not as strong a force as in the 1960s and 1970s, amakudari, in their view, remains a critical feature of Japanese society and heavily shapes the relationship between government and business." "The authors warn that despite the Japanese media criticism of amakudari, it comprises a power structure resistant to radical change. Most important, their book demonstrates that a gradual weakening of this practice may not lead to a more democratic, meritocratic society."--BOOK JACKET
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colignon, Richard A.
Dewey number
322/.3/0952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Usui, Chikako
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  • Bureaucracy
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Japan
Label
Amakudari : the hidden fabric of Japan's economy, Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Amakudari and the political economy of Japan -- Amakudari as an institution -- Amakudari : movement to the private sector -- Yokosuberi and public corporations -- Wataridori and private and public corporations -- Seikai Tensin : movement to the political world -- Amakudari as a power structure
Control code
on1042220156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722615
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220156
Label
Amakudari : the hidden fabric of Japan's economy, Richard A. Colignon and Chikako Usui
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Amakudari and the political economy of Japan -- Amakudari as an institution -- Amakudari : movement to the private sector -- Yokosuberi and public corporations -- Wataridori and private and public corporations -- Seikai Tensin : movement to the political world -- Amakudari as a power structure
Control code
on1042220156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722615
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042220156

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