The Failure of Civil Society?: The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan

The Failure of Civil Society?: The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan

Akihiro Ogawa

A examine the voluntary quarter in Japan, which has emerged strongly purely in contemporary years.

The worldwide discourse on civil society is either advanced and enriched during this player examine of Japan’s volunteers, referred to as the 3rd quarter. within the wake of the japanese government’s failed reaction to the 1995 earthquake, volunteers took the lead in delivering relief to sufferers. This fresh sea switch in eastern society was once fast through the 1998 NPO legislations (nonprofit association legislations) that encourages 3rd quarter actions. Drawing on his fieldwork at one of many new NPOs, Akihiro Ogawa explores intimately the social and old particularities of eastern “civil society” or shimin shakai, revisiting how the idea that is interpreted and practiced through the volunteers themselves. Civil society, Ogawa argues, can top be understood as an lively, dynamic approach instead of as a static, summary model.

“…a great addition to the nonetheless scant ethnographic literature on Japan’s civil quarter, offering an in-depth and multi-dimensional examine the methods civil society businesses were reimagined, mobilized and restricted by way of the japanese country and through its voters … This e-book is mainly worthwhile to the turning out to be variety of practitioners within the fields of nonprofit administration, voluntary motion and social entrepreneurship.” — Pacific Affairs

“Ogawa’s very good examine is especially worthwhile due to its mix of ethnographic grounding and analytical achieve … His examine increases vital and uncomfortable questions on Japan’s civil society.” — Japanese Studies

“…Ogawa demanding situations the proposal that the 3rd region in Japan exists self reliant of the kingdom … [and] offer[s] attention-grabbing insights into the state-civil society relations.” — Social technological know-how Japan Journal

“Ogawa writes an enticing, provocative exam of the improvement of civil society in modern Japan … This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars on non-Western civil society, students of latest Japan and of social entrepreneurship, and study methodologists.” — CHOICE

“…Ogawa offers a desirable account of latest jap civil society on the grass roots. His cautious and illuminating ethnography of a lately included nonprofit association (NPO) finds vital insights into the altering nature of eastern citizenship and the connection among the nonprofit area and the nation in modern Japan … a important addition to the becoming literature on civil society in Japan.” — Journal of eastern Studies

“…Ogawa’s e-book offers a deep perception into modern Japan … this can be a magnificent learn that's actually multidisciplinary in its process and analysis.” — Voluntas

“Akihiro Ogawa’s booklet is a well timed and not easy ethnography of civil society in modern Japan.” — Asian Anthropology

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