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"Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan" was published

"Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan" was published by Routledge in June 2014.

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 By Robert J. Pekkanen, Yutaka Tsujinaka, Hidehiro Yamamoto

 Translated by Leslie Tkack-Kawasaki

 Neighborhood Associations and Local Governance in Japan

 Routledge

 Series of Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

 This book draws on a unique and novel body of empirical  data derived from the first national survey of neighborhood  associations carried out in 2007 and provides a  multifaceted empirical portrait of Japan's neighborhood  associations. It examines how local associational    structures affect the quality of local governance, and thus  the quality of life for Japan's citizens and residents, and  illuminates the way in which these ambiguous associations can help us refine civil society theory and show how they contribute to governance.






Table of Contents

1. Neighborhood associations in Japan's civil society 
2. Profiles of neighborhood association organizations 
3. Structural operations of neighborhood associations 
4. Social capital and participation in neighborhood association activities 
5. Mutual collaboration between neighborhood associations and other organizations 
6. Neighborhood associations and social service activities 
7. Cooperation and collaboration with local governments 
8. Neighborhood associations and political participation 
9. Conclusion: Local community networks and straddling civil society structures