By Dayna L. Barnes
The Allied career of Japan is remembered because the "good occupation." An American-led coalition effectively became a militaristic enemy right into a solid and democratic best friend. after all, the tale was once extra complex, however the career did forge probably the most enduring relationships within the postwar international. contemporary occasions, from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to protests over American bases in Japan to more and more competitive territorial disputes among Asian countries over islands within the Pacific, have introduced realization again to the topic of the profession of Japan.
In Architects of Occupation, Dayna L. Barnes exposes the wartime origins of career coverage and broader plans for postwar Japan. She considers the position of presidents, bureaucrats, imagine tanks, the media, and Congress in policymaking. contributors of those elite teams got here jointly in an off-the-cuff coverage community that formed making plans. instead of depending exclusively on govt reviews and documents to appreciate policymaking, Barnes additionally makes use of letters, memoirs, diaries, and manuscripts written by way of policymakers to track the increase and unfold of principles around the coverage community. The booklet contributes a brand new side to the immense literature at the profession, serves as a case research in international coverage research, and tells a shocking new tale approximately international struggle II.
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