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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
The image of the shinkansen ? or ?bullet train? ? passing Mount Fuji is one of the most renowned images of modern Japan. Yet, despite its international reputation for speed and punctuality, little is understood about what makes it work so well and what its impact is. This is a comprehensive account of the history of the shinkansen, from its planning... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36
The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political and bureaucratic blame games and blame avoidance are more often condemned than analyzed. In The Blame Game , Christopher Hood takes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95
Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had been returning to their ancestral home for the Obon... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
The Japanese education system has attracted increasing attention over the past 20 years, largely due to the belief that it has been central to Japan's economic growth. Many have felt, however that the system is stunted by an inability, or perhaps even on an incapacity, to change. This study challenges these contentions. It examines the reform policies... more...
- OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
Providing a novel, analytical perspective on executive government, this timely book examines recent public sector reform policies in a number of countries. The book exposes key dimensions of the relationship between public servants and the wider political system, examining both the formalized and the implicit understandings between the two. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95
Japan: The Basics , is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: ? How do we go about studying Japan? ? What are the connections between... more...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Written in an accessible style, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the 'modernization' of UK government from 1980 to the present day, and provides a distinctive framework for evaluating long-term performance in government. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having... more...