The Enigma of Japanese Power: People and Politics in a Stateless Nation
In this brilliantly authoritative book, Karel van Wolferen unravels the confusions and misperceptions the West has about Japan and can no longer afford to maintain.
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95 Ezra N . Suleiman , Elites in French Society , Princeton University Press , 1978
, p . 4 . 96 For an overview of the recent increase in the interpenetration of all
realms due to the mobile bureaucrats , see Pierre Birnbaum , The Heights of
49 An interesting account demonstrating this fact can be found in the context of
the struggle against the authorities concerning the construction of Narita Airport :
David E . Apter and Nagayo Sawa , Against the State , Harvard University Press ...
1976 , P : 321 , as shakai ( an increasingly complicated society ' ) ; see Carol
Gluck , Japan ' s Modern Myths , Princeton University Press , 1985 , p . 30 . 64
Kenneth Pyle , ' Advantages of followership : German economics and Japanese ...
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