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Japan and the liberal global-order project: a time to stop and stare

Siliquini-Cinelli, Luca 2016, Japan and the liberal global-order project: a time to stop and stare, Asian-Pacific law & policy journal, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 1-35.

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Title Japan and the liberal global-order project: a time to stop and stare
Author(s) Siliquini-Cinelli, Luca
Journal name Asian-Pacific law & policy journal
Volume number 18
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 35
Total pages 35
Publisher University of Hawaii, Willam S. Richarson School of Law
Place of publication Honolulu, T.H.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1541-244X
Keyword(s) globalization
Japanese law
comparative law
authority-power
out-put systems of government and governance
Summary Authority and sovereignty disappeared in the West long ago, when power absorbed them both. The effects of this artifice have become particularly noticeable since the fall of the “bipolar” system. The post-political strategy pursued by universalized liberalism has indeed voided local government through an emphasis on global governance, in so endorsing the substitution of politics with administration. This paper argues that Japan is not affected by this totalizing phenomenon notwithstanding the official transplanting of libero-juridical policies and doctrines within its polity. Through a neorealist contextualization of the Japanese “authority-power” dichotomy and comparison between Western and Japanese “output” schemes of legitimation and accountability that will transcend the boundaries of purely cultural or socio-legal accounts, I contend that the reason why Japan is not part of the liberal scheme is that it is politically governed rather than managerially administered.
Language eng
Field of Research 180106 Comparative Law
1605 Policy And Administration
1801 Law
Socio Economic Objective 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, University of Hawaii
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30090430

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