2005 Holland Prize

Ruining and Restoring Rivers: The State and Civil Society in Japan

Paul Waley
University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Volume 78 No.2, Summer 2005, pp. 195-215

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Paul Waley

Dr. Waley’s study uses a range of groups concerned with rivers as a prism to provide a fresh perspective on the nature of civil society in Japan and usefully takes issue with conventional interpretations that see civil society as being locked into a close (but sometimes antagonistic) relationship with the state.