Empirical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making
Edited by Dimitri Vanoverbeke, Jeroen Maesschalck, David Nelken and Stephan Parmentier
The Changing Role of Law in Japan offers a comparative perspective on the changing role of law in East Asia, discussing issues such as society, cultural values, access to the legal system and judicial reform. This innovative book places Japan in the wider context, juxtaposed with Europe, rather than the US, for the first time.
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- The Changing Role of Law in Japan
- List of figures
- List of tables
- List of contributors
- Chapter 1: The changing role of law in Japan: empirical studies in culture, society and policy making: an introduction
- Chapter 2: Legal culture and social change
- Chapter 3: State-society synergies in Western and Japanese economic and judicial reform
- Chapter 4: Law, culture and society in modernizing Japan
- Chapter 5: Reforms of the judiciary in Japan at the start of the twenty-first century: initial assessment of an ongoing process
- Chapter 6: Law in a changing economy: law of trade credit and security interests in context
- Chapter 7: Towards an understanding of the 'Japanese' way of dispute resolution: how is it different from the West?
- Chapter 8: Between 'benevolent paternalism' and genbatsuka: diversity in Japanese criminal justice
- Chapter 9: Regulatory enforcement of environmental law in Japan: an analysis of the implementation of the Water Pollution Control Act
- Chapter 10: Access to attorneys in Japan and judicial reform
- Chapter 11: Institutional change and judicial review in contemporary Japan
- Chapter 12: Culture, situation and behaviour
- Chapter 13: What keeps plaintiffs away from the court? An analysis of antitrust litigation in Japan, Europe and the US
- Chapter 14: Revisiting Japanese exceptionalism within the context of 'dynamic patent governance': a comparative analysis of the Japanese and European patent system
- Chapter 15: Rule of law and human rights in the context of the EU-Japan relationship: are both the EU and Japan really sharing the same values?
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