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Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan

Economic History of Cities and Housing

Editors: Baba, Satoshi (Ed.)

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  • Introduces recent academic works by Japanese scholars on the comparative economic history of  the city and urbanization
  • Presents recent academic works by Japanese scholars in the comparative economic history of housing problems and housing policy
  • Translates recent academic works by Japanese scholars into English and makes them accessible to a wider readership
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This book focuses on urbanization as an attendant consequence of industrialization and sheds light on urban problems such as housing shortages and poverty of jobless people, and the housing and social policies implemented by central and local governments to deal with these problems. Through this book, the volume editor and authors convey the view that urbanization transformed economy and society spatially and in quality, and caused the change of central and local administration in the process of tackling various urban problems. The book features recent academic works on economic history of the city and housing, researched from an advanced perspective of comparative history in Japan. The aim of this book is to make works by Japanese scholars accessible to a wider readership throughout the world.

This edited volume includes four articles (chapters) and four book reviews originally published in Japanese and subsequently translated into English. The first chapter analyzes the characteristics of the urbanization that occurred under the land readjustment projects implemented from the Sino-Japanese War to the reforms following World War II, by focusing on the conflict between landowners and peasants in Japan. The second chapter examines the construction of urban housing following Japan’s defeat in World War II, focusing on the reconstruction of war-damaged housing from the perspective of the creation and distribution of private residential space under Japan’s postwar regulatory regime. The third chapter examines the adoption of communal unemployment insurance systems in Wilhelmine Germany, focusing on the Genter system, in which the municipalities paid subsidies to the trade unions that provided their out-of-work members with unemployment benefits. The last chapter investigates the accumulation of the mechanical engineering industry in Paris region during the period 1939–1958, focusing on the role of the subcontracting system.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Landowners and Tenant Farmers in the Process of Urban Formation: A Case Study of Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, 1937–1952

    Pages 3-33

    Numajiri, Akinobu

  • Housing Reconstruction in War-Damaged Cities: The Creation and Distribution of Living Spaces in the Late 1940s Under Postwar Governmental Controls

    Pages 35-66

    Ono, Hiroshi

  • Communal Unemployment Insurance in Wilhelminian Germany: A Case Study of the Greater Berlin Administration Union

    Pages 67-85

    Mori, Takahito

  • The Short-Lived Revival of the Mechanical Engineering Industry in the Paris Region 1939–1958

    Pages 87-103

    Nakajima, Toshikatsu

  • Review of Shūichi Takashima, Toshi Kinkō no Kōchi Seiri to Chiiki Shakai: Tokyo-Setagaya no Kōgai Kaihatsu (Urban Development and Local Communities in Interwar Tokyo)

    Pages 107-111

    Numajiri, Akinobu

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic History of Cities and Housing
Editors
  • Satoshi Baba
Series Title
Monograph Series of the Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Socio-Economic History Society, Japan
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4097-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4097-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4096-2
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5047-4
Series ISSN
2364-2394
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 129
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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