Beginning with the notion of Japan as a 'contested territory' the book focuses on debates about the real nature of Japan's successes and shortcomings. Choi, review of Chamlong Srimuang and the New Thai Politics, p. Contemporary Japan by Duncan McCargo is available now for quick shipment to any U. Perez, review of Contemporary Japan, p. His media work has won him an audience in the field of communications studies, whose standard assumptions he regularly challenges.
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The author's starting-point is that the study of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple questions such as 'Who is in charge? Notable ideas , Thaksinization, urbanized villagers, partisan polyvalence Duncan McCargo is Professor of Political Science at the. Without some form of political compromise, the conflict may prove intractable, but a solution remains perfectly possible. We have been selling books online for over ten years and we have learned how to save students from the inflated costs of textbooks especially when the updated editions do not contain substantial changes and typically are nearly identical in every way. In 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Studies by in Thailand. He has also conducted research in , , , and. In 2006-07, he was a visiting senior research fellow at the Asia Research Institute,.
These include: Politics and the Press in Thailand 2000 , a fieldwork-based study for which he spent a year embedded in the editorial rooms of several leading Thai language newspapers; Reforming Thai Politics 2002 an edited volume which has become the standard work on the political reform process of the 1990s, containing chapters by a range of leading Thai and foreign scholars and activists; and The Thaksinization of Thailand, a widely cited analysis of the politics surrounding controversial former prime minister , co-authored with the revisionist political economist Ukrist Pathamanand. If you need more convincing about our longstanding track record in saving students loads of unnecessary expense on books feel free to simply review over fifteen thousand feedbacks that can be seen on our Ebay store by clicking. The phenomenon found in Thailand, whereby a traditional elite allied with a metropolitan middle class finds itself threatened and outnumbered by the rise of urbanized villagers, can be seen in many other countries. Englehart, review of Politics and the Press in Thailand: Media Machinations, p. This accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country. Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains one of the least understood. According to the author, Srimuang has shown himself to be a charismatic and effective leader in mobilizing efforts that challenge conservative Thai politics.
He has studied the language there and spent six months at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Political Science in 1991, where he conducted doctoral research. The chapter contains his critical responses to their earlier comparative work on developing models for the relationship between media and politics. Integrating contrasting perspectives throughout, the core chapters of the book focus on the changing economy, government and politics, society and culture, and Japan's place in the wider world. This accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country. McCargo and Ukrist's book provides rich insights into how Thaksin has pursued key aspects of this process.
University of Leeds, Leeds, England, professor of Southeast Asian politics. He has also taught at , and at ,. McCargo is one of only five recipients of this degree. In 2012 he published a chapter in Comparing Media Systems: Beyond the Western World, a book edited by Dan Hallin and Paolo Mancini. McCargo has spent extended periods in Thailand.
To understand contemporary Japan, Duncan McCargo argues, it is necessary to get to grips with a range of different perspectives on Japanese political and social structures. Von Der Mehden in Pacific Affairs. His work on the southern Thai conflict dealt extensively with the role of Islam in Thailand's Malay-majority region. McCargo is cited by his undergraduate alma mater, , as one of their notable alumni in the field of education. His writings on Thai Buddhism, which he claims is an obstacle to, rather than an asset for processes of democratization in the country, have generated controversy, and have been extensively challenged in two books by the leading scholar-monk.
The author's starting-point is that the study of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple questions such as 'Who is in charge? This is a lesson that applies not only to Southeast Asia but to many parts of the world. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of the country's political, economic and social life set in a clear historical context. Chamlong Srimuang and the New Thai Politics, St. Contemporary Southeast Asia, December, 2001, Neil A. International Affairs, March, 2006, Erik Kuhonta, review of The Thaksinization of Thailand, p. I hope that my latest book, Tearing Apart the Land, will have a similar, ground-breaking quality, but I am reserving judgment on the book until there have been some reactions from different sorts of readers. McCargo has served twice as the head of the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds - one of Britain's largest political science departments.