Perspectives in Business Culture

Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They?

A Comparative Analysis of Politics, Economics, and International Relations

Editors: Beretta, Silvio, Berkofsky, Axel, Rugge, Fabio (Eds.)

  • Provides an innovative comparative approach to Italian and Japanese politics, economics, and international relations
  • Covers the period from World War II to the present day
  • Includes detailed analysis of the response of Japan and Italy to the economic and societal challenges posed by globalization
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This book provides an enlightening comparative analysis of Japan’s and Italy’s political cultures and systems, economics, and international relations from World War II to the present day. It addresses a variety of fascinating questions, ranging from the origins of the authoritarian regimes and post-war one-party rule in both countries, through to Japan’s and Italy’s responses to the economic and societal challenges posed by globalization and their international ambitions and strategies. Similarities and differences between the two countries with regard to economic development models, the relationship of politics and business, economic structures and developments, and international relations are analyzed in depth. This innovative volume on an under-researched area will be of great interest to those with an interest in Italian and Japanese politics and economics.

About the authors

Silvio Beretta is Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pavia and currently lecturer of international economic cooperation and development policies at the same department. Silvio Beretta is also former Dean and Director of the Department of Economics, Statistics and Law. He is member of the Istituto Lombardo-Accademia di Scienze e Lettere as well as Foreign Research Fellow at the Center of European Studies at the City University of New York and Honorary Member at the Academy for the Humanities and Sciences at the same university. Silvio Beretta is scientific director of the journal “Il Politico” and has extensively published on international and European economics, on decision-making processes of Italy’s economic policies, the territorial structure of financial systems and the history of economic policy and comparative economic systems.

Axel Berkofsky is former Gianni Mazzocchi Fellow at the University of Pavia and since 2011 Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the same university. Currently, he also Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Milan-based Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI), Executive Committee Board Member at the Stockholm-based European Japan Advanced Research Network (EJARN) and Senior Advisor at the Brussels-based EU-Asia Centre. Previously, Dr. Berkofsky was Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Policy Analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre (EPC), Research Fellow at the Brussels-based European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS). Axel Berkofsky has authored two books and has published more than 200 academic, articles and essays in journals, newspapers and magazines. He has lectured and taught at numerous think tanks, research institutes and universities in Europe and Asia. His research interests are amongst others Japanese and Chinese foreign and security policies, Asian security and EU-Asia relations.

Fabio Rugge is Rector of the University of Pavia and Professor of the History of Political Institutions at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the same university. Previously, Fabio Rugge was the Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences at the same university. He has authored or edited numerous national and international scientific publications, including books, articles, other contributions, and reviews. He is a member of the scientific committees of several journals. Professor Rugge’s main field of research is the institutions of public administration and local government, viewed in a historical and comparative perspective. He has also published numerous essays and articles on legal and corporate communications history. In 2006 he was awarded the title “Commander of the Republic”.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Beretta, Silvio (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Italy’s Population: A Portrait

    Ge Rondi, Carla

    Pages 13-22

  • Changed Discourses on Demography in Japan

    Tadokoro, Masayuki

    Pages 23-46

  • Where Is the Forgotten Giant Heading to? The Current State and Future of Japanese Economics and Politics

    Volpi, Vittorio

    Pages 47-64

  • Japan’s US-‘Imposed’ Post War Constitution: How, Why and What for?

    Berkofsky, Axel

    Pages 67-92

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-3918-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italy and Japan: How Similar Are They?
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Analysis of Politics, Economics, and International Relations
Editors
  • Silvio Beretta
  • Axel Berkofsky
  • Fabio Rugge
Series Title
Perspectives in Business Culture
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2568-4
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2568-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2567-7
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-3918-6
Series ISSN
2280-1464
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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