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The Japanese Civil Service and Economic Development : Catalysts of Change -  Hyung-Ki Kim

The Japanese Civil Service and Economic Development

Catalysts of Change

By: Hyung-Ki Kim (Editor), Michio Muramatsu (Editor), T. J. Pempel (Editor), Kozo Yamamura (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th September 1995
ISBN: 9780198289388
Number Of Pages: 576

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This volume analyzes how the Japanese civil service has contributed to Japan's phenomenally successful economic growth, and provides much new information about its structure, function, and policymaking activities. It emphasizes the degree of competitiveness within the Japanese bureaucracy; the extent to which political authority, rather than formal power, is wielded; and the way in which government policy has stimulated market forces. Written by experts in the field, this work will be invaluable to economists and policymakers interested in the Japanese system and in models for developing and transitional economies.

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`This is a remarkable book. It brings together many of the leading Japanese and American political scientists working on Japan ... there are lessons to be learned from the Japanese experience, positive and negative, and this is probably the best collection of essays available to tease them out.' Times Higher Education Supplement

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Introductionp. 1
The Japanese Bureaucracy and Economic Development: Structuring a Proactive Civil Servicep. 19
Japan's Postwar Civil Service: The Legal Frameworkp. 77
The Role of Government in Japan's 'Catch-up' Industrialization: A Neoinstitutionalist Perspectivep. 102
The Structure of Bureaucractic Rationality and Economic Development in Japanp. 135
The Evolution of the Civil Service before World War IIp. 174
Government-Business Relations and Competitiveness: The Japanese Casep. 188
Japanese Bureaucrats at Retirement: The Mobility of Human Resources from Central Government to Public Corporationsp. 213
Administrative Reformp. 235
The Role of the Fiscal Investment and Loan Program in Postwar Japanese Economic Growthp. 261
Financing Japanese Industry: The Interplay between the Financial and Industrial Bureaucraciesp. 288
Institutionalizing the Active Labor Market Policy in Japan: A Comparative Viewp. 311
Institutionalizing the Local System: The Ministry of Home Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations in Japanp. 337
Local Governments and Small and Medium-sized Enterprisesp. 367
Policies for Small Business in Japanp. 399
Developmental Bureaucracy in Comparative Perspective: The Evolution of the Korean Civil Servicep. 431
The Japanese Bureaucracy and Economic Development: Are There Lessons for Russia and the Reforming Socialist Economies?p. 459
The Japanese Civil Service and Economic Development in Comparative Perspectivep. 484
The Japanese Civil Service and Economic Development: Lessons for Policymakers from Other Countriesp. 506
Indexp. 541
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ISBN: 9780198289388
ISBN-10: 0198289383
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 28th September 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.95  x 4.09
Weight (kg): 1.09

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