CJS 450 - Minicourse in Japanese Studies
Section: 001 Civil Society in Japan
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Japanese Studies (CJS)
Department: LSA II: Japanese Studies
Course Note:
Taught in English. Mini-course meets first 7 weeks of the term only (9/8/10 to 10/20/10).
Minicourse, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Contact CJS Student Services Coordinator, 764-6307, umcjs@umich.edu
Class Misc Info:
Drop/Add Deadline 09-27-10.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

A growing body of research suggests that civil society crucially affects governmental performance, economic growth and development, and public goods provision. This mini-course explores three main issues:

  1. What is civil society? To what extent is the "Western" notion of civil society applicable to the Japanese context?
  2. What are the political, economic, and social effects of Japanese civil society?
  3. What are the various forces that shape the configuration of civil society in Japan?

The course will draw on both historical and contemporary cases and will, to the extent possible, examine Japanese civil society in comparative perspective.

CJS 450 - Minicourse in Japanese Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0521534623
The state of civil society in Japan, Author: ed. by Frank J. Schwartz; Susan J. Pharr., Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 2003
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