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Precarious Labor Power and Japan’s Neoliberalizing Firms

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents four case studies documenting ways in which Japan's precarious workers have mobilized in opposition to Japanese employers, and some of the effects that the workers have had in ... More


Introduction

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the rise of a nonregular workforce in Japan. Around the middle of the first decade of the 2000s, nonregular workers were identified as a key group ... More


From Coordinated to Disorganized Capitalism in Japan

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the key changes that have been witnessed in Japan's political economy throughout the postwar period. In the 1970s, Japan experienced a slowing of gross domestic product (GDP) ... More


From Precarity to Contestation

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter highlights the key trends in Japan's labor movement as they have developed in the form of social conflict and protest, drawing on an original data set of protest events in Japan. The ... More


Precarious Labor and the Contestation of Policymaking in Japan

Saori Shibata

in Contesting Precarity in Japan: The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749926
eISBN:
9781501749957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749926.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of Japan's precarious workers' movement on policymaking in Japan, highlighting three cases through which one can witness the effects of opposition mobilized by ... More


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