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By Henk Vinken,Yuko Nishimura,Bruce L. J. White,Masayuki Deguchi

Civic engagement is an idea of motion that has turn into a part of universal vocabulary, not just within the West but in addition in lots of different areas of the area to boot. A growing to be, but nonetheless small variety of scholarly works has lately emerged exhibiting how in Japan citizen activism, volunteering, and social motion for a public reason are dev- oping. This current quantity is one other, and in my opinion, very important addition to the physique of information on civic engagement in Japan. the vast majority of books on similar concerns in Japan tackle the point of view of equipped civic existence, in nongovernmental companies (NGOs) or nonprofit corporations (NPOs): we all know a variety of of items concerning the quantitative developments in those businesses, on their positioning, on their problems, and at the institutional contexts during which they need to paintings. we all know particularly little – with the exception of a small variety of topical qualitative case experiences – on vast concerns that relate to civic engagement in Japan, inside of or open air those formal corporations. This quantity is the 1st to provide a large scope of extensive number of different types of civic engagement in modern Japan. the amount is kind of forceful in counterbalancing oversimplified rules on an “ideal” civil society during which country, industry, and civil society businesses are in- pendent and at most sensible tackle oppositional stances.

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