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This work explores, through a combination of narrative and analysis, the changes in the political process which lay behind Japan's transformation into a modern nation state; its successive turn toward militarism, fascism, and the Pacific War and the imposition of a fully democratic constitution. Sims examines closely such central topics as the Meiji renovation, samurai modernisers, the rise of liberal political parties, the Meiji constitution, "Taisho democracy", the wartime changes in the political system, postwar reforms and the "reverse course", four decades of Liberal Democratic rule, and the shake up of Japanese politics during the 1990s. This volume aims to fill the gap between the various general histories of modern Japan and the ever increasing monographic literature .

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..."a clear, thoughtful narrative of Japan's modern political development that will reward nonspecialists..."--W. Dean Kinzley, The Historian
.,."a clear, thoughtful narrative of Japan's modern political development that will reward nonspecialists..."--W. Dean Kinzley, The Historian

."..a clear, thoughtful narrative of Japan's modern political development that will reward nonspecialists..."--W. Dean Kinzley, The Historian
..".a clear, thoughtful narrative of Japan's modern political development that will reward nonspecialists..."--W. Dean Kinzley, The Historian

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Richard Sims has taught Modern Japanese History at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, since 1966. His previous books include Modern Japan (1973) and French Policy Towards the Bakufu and Meiji Japan 1854-1895 (1998),

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