Japanese women and the ‘new’ administrative state

Wolff, Leon (2003) Japanese women and the ‘new’ administrative state. In Amyx, Jennifer & Drysdale, Peter (Eds.) Japanese Governance: Beyond Japan Inc. Routledge, London.

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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.

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ID Code: 90120
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780415304696
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2015 04:49
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 04:49

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