Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundaries of Citizen Activism

Consumer Politics in Postwar Japan: The Institutional Boundaries of Citizen Activism

Providing comparisons to the United States and Britain, this book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement. Organized largely by and for housewives and spurred by major cases of price gouging and product contamination, the movement led to the passage of basic consumer protection legislation in 1968. Although much of the story concerns the famous “iron triangle” of big business, national bureaucrats, and conservative party politics, Maclachlan takes… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (December 26, 2001)

Parent ISBN: 9780231123471

Language: English


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