The Japanese conception of citizenship

Authored by: Yumiko Mikanagi

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

Print publication date:  February  2011
Online publication date:  February  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415551373
eBook ISBN: 9780203829875
Adobe ISBN: 9781136818387

10.4324/9780203829875.ch12

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Abstract

In any given society, a denial of full membership to some of its citizens creates an inequality of power. And because dispersion of power is a prerequisite to creating a strong civil society (Bueker 2009, Oxhorn 2003), our exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of civil society in Japan must include a discussion of the varying degrees to which full membership is granted to its citizens.

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