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Author Dore, Ronald, 1925-2018.

Title Social evolution, economic development and culture : what it means to take Japan seriously : selected writings of Ronald Dore / Ronald Dore ; edited by D.Hugh Whittaker
Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub, 2001

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Description ix, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / D. Hugh Whittaker -- Pt. I. Technology-Driven Social Evolution. 1. Society and the individual. 2. On the possibility and desirability of a theory of modernization. 3. Land reform and Japan's economic development: a reactionary thesis. 4. Modern co-operatives in traditional communities. 5. Education and jobs: stages of development. 6. Unions in a technologically mature society. 7. Philosophies of history. 8. A note about technological determinism -- Pt. II. And Late Development. 9. The modernizer as a special case: Japanese factory legislation, 1882-1911. 10. Late development. 11. The late-development effect in schooling and education. 12. Technological self-reliance: sturdy ideal or self-serving rhetoric? 13. Shinohata: epilogue -- Pt. III. But Culture Does Matter, Too. 14. Individualism: its growth and future. 15. Authority, hierarchy and community. 16. Industrial relations in Japan and elsewhere. 17. The importance of educational traditions: Japan and elsewhere. 18. Confucianism, economic growth and social development. 19. In what ways a Japanese 'system'? 20. Unity and diversity in world culture -- Pt. IV. Polemics: For all the Constraints of Structure and Culture, Is There Still Room for Hope and Reason? 21. White papers. 22. The diploma disease: some modest proposals. 23. Adjustment in process: a Lancashire town. 24. Unemployment, jobs and sharing. 25. The firm as community: the road to industrial democracy. 26. Rethinking free trade. 27. Convergence in whose interest? 28. Why bother about our grandchildren? List of Ronald Dore's publications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject National characteristics, Japanese.
Social change -- Japan.
Japan -- Economic conditions.
Japan -- Social conditions.
Author Whittaker, D. H. (D. Hugh)
LC no. 00055117
ISBN 1840644982
1840647566