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Law in everyday Japan Mark D West

law in everyday japan west mark d

West interviews all of the participants-from judges and lawyers to defendants, plaintiffs, and their families-to uncover an everyday Japan where law matters, albeit in very surprising ways. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. West's Law in Everyday Japan fills a void in our understanding of the relationship between law and social life in Japan by shifting the focus to cases more representative of everyday Japanese life. Rather than trumping law, social norms are powerfully shaped by it. Historian, March 22, 2007, Gary D. This is a stimulating book on how the law influences everyday life in subtle and unexpected ways.

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Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes (9780226894034): Mark D. West

law in everyday japan west mark d

West, Japanese love is not. West interviews all of the participants-from judges and lawyers to defendants, plaintiffs, and their families-to uncover an everyday Japan where law matters, albeit in very surprising ways. In so doing he provides jhis readers new and interesting insights into aspects of law where no one else has venuted. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Dean West joined the Michigan Law faculty in 1998. West is Nippon Life Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan Law School. Readers who savor a unique and mystified Japan steeped in timeless customs are in from a jarring shock to their assumptions.

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law in everyday japan west mark d

Compiling case studies based on seven fascinating themesā€”karaoke-based noise complaints, sumo wrestling, love hotels, post-Kobe earthquake condominium reconstruction, lost-and-found outcomes, working hours, and debt-induced suicideā€” Law in Everyday Japan offers a vibrant portrait of the way law intermingles with social norms, historically ingrained ideas, and cultural mores in Japan. Why is it, then, that scholarship about the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on epic court battles, large-scale social issues, and corporate governance? The author interviews all of the participantsā€”from judges and lawyers to defendants, plaintiffs, and their familiesā€”to uncover an everyday Japan where law matters, albeit in very surprising ways. A skillfull, astute, and fascinating book that should be of great value to many scholars, lawyers, laymen, and others. Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. It is a marvelously sane reminder of the value of being painstaking and rigorous and the silliness of hewing too closely to any methodological or theoretical dogmas.

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Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes, West

law in everyday japan west mark d

West's Law in Everyday Japan. Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. It is probably most accurate to describe this work as an ethnography of the law in Japan, given its balanced attention to law and customs and to behavior and its legal causes. He has been an Abe Fellow at the University of Tokyo and a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kyoto University. . Codice articolo V9780226894034 Descrizione libro Paperback.

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Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes (9780226894034): Mark D. West

law in everyday japan west mark d

Journal of Japanese Studies, winter, 2006, John O. Biography Mark West is the Nippon Life Professor of Law and the 17th dean of the University of Michigan Law School. It can take 2-3 weeks for requests to be filled. Sometimes the judges' analysis, decisions, and commentary are as revealing as the facts. Each example is informed by extensive fieldwork. West ingeniously bridges the public-private divide to examine how judicial opinions describe and shape the intimate life of a nation. Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives.

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9780226894034: Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

law in everyday japan west mark d

We learn that Japanese respond to incentives and penalties in ways very similar to people in other societies. Why is it, then, that scholarship concerning the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on big topics like corporate law and large-scale social issues? In unearthing it, West again displays the care and creativity that have made him an indispensable commentator on Japanese law and society. Descrizione libro The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2005. This is a fine book and a stimulating read. West has released several publications utilizing this subject matter, including Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan: The Impact of Formal and Informal Rules; Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes; The Japanese Legal System: Cases, Codes, and Commentary; and Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle: The Rules of Scandal in Japan and the United States.

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law in everyday japan west mark d

His lucid explanations of the complex interplay between law and social norms playfully takes readers on a tour of love hotels, sumo stables and karaoke pubs, while also shedding light on Japanese traits such as honesty and diligence. And he does so in a delightfully engaging manner. And high-stakes cases are even less commonplace. West's Law in Everyday Japan fills a void in our understanding of the relationship between law and s Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. It can take 2-3 weeks for requests to be filled. I loved, loved, loved this book. Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives.

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9780226894034: Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

law in everyday japan west mark d

High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. About the Author: Mark D. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Each example is informed by extensive fieldwork. Please have the disability coordinator at your school fill out. Mark West attacks several obscure but sexy topics to help explain the many ways that culture and society mix with law in Japan.

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And high-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Each example is informed by extensive fieldwork. University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies Web site, July 28, 2008 , faculty profile. This is a fine book and a stimulating read. Why is it, then, that scholarship concerning the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on big topics like corporate law and large-scale social issues? Mark Ramseyer, Monumenta Nipponica Vol. And comforting it is not.

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9780226894034: Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide, and Statutes

law in everyday japan west mark d

Each example is informed by extensive fieldwork. Dean West's research focuses primarily on Japanese law. Anyone interested in the incredibly varied ways that sex and marriage can go wrong will devour every alarming detail. Liebman, review of Secrets, Sex, and Spectacle, p. The result of a massive amount of original research, it is also written in an entertaining and engaging way. By choosing the specific behavioral topics of scandal and spectacle, West narrows his examination of the manner in which law and society intersect.

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