Takenaka, Harukata.

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan : Breakdown of a Hybrid Regime - Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (256 p.) - eBooks on Demand Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asi . - Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asi .

Failed Democratization in Prewar Japan presents a compelling case study on change in political regimes through its exploration of Japan's transition to democracy. Within a broad-ranging examination of Japan's ""semi-democratic"" political system from 1918 to 1932, when political parties tended to dominate the government, the book analyzes in detail why this system collapsed in 1932 and discusses the implications of the failure.By reference to comparable cases-prewar Argentina, prewar Germany, postwar Brazil, and 1980s Thailand-Harukata Takenaka reveals that the factors responsible for the brea

9780804790741 55 (NL),82.5 (UA),55 (1U)


Democracy -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1912-1945.


Electronic books.

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