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Japanese women and the ‘new’ administrative state
Japanese governance: Beyond Japan Inc (2003)
  • Leon Wolff
Abstract

This chapter questions whether Japanese administrative law reform agenda aimed at promoting greater transparency in decision-making will necessarily lead to better policy outcomes for Japanese women. The chapter evaluates recent legislative reforms and policymaking initiatives in the area of sexual harassment and argues that these developments do not improve the situation for Japanese women. The reason is that the new rules effectively charge corporations with the responsibility to self-regulate, thereby transforming sexual harassment from a public issue of human rights to a domestic issue of corporate governance.

Keywords
  • Japan,
  • administrative law,
  • reform
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Editor
J. Amyx and P. Drysdale
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
0-418-5-30469-5
Publisher Statement
Interim status: Citation only.

Wolff, L. (2003). Japanese women and the ‘new’ administrative state. In J. Amyx and P. Drysdale (Eds.), Japanese governance: Beyond Japan Inc (pp.156-169). London: Routledge. ISBN: 0-418-5-30469-5

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Citation Information
Leon Wolff. "Japanese women and the ‘new’ administrative state" LondonJapanese governance: Beyond Japan Inc (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leon_wolff/11/