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

by Maclachlan Patricia L.

This book examines Japan's postwar consumer protection movement, which, organized largely by housewives, led to the passage of basic consumer protection legislation in 1968. Macmillan points to the importance of activity at the local level, the role of minority parties, the limited utility of the courts, and the place of lawyers and academics in providing access to power.

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