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The Resource Laying down the law : the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan, R.W. Kostal

Laying down the law : the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan, R.W. Kostal

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Laying down the law : the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan
Title
Laying down the law
Title remainder
the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan
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R.W. Kostal
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eng
Summary
At the close of the Second World War, it became the policy of the United States to cause the permanent demilitarization of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan by their compulsory democratization during a period of military occupation. For American leaders, the indispensable precondition of the democratic political order was the rule of law. This book, then, tells the story of how American agencies designed and implemented the two greatest law reform projects in the history of the world. It is a comparative study of American action and German and Japanese reaction to directed legal and political change. The book explores the capacities and incapacities of mid-20th century Americans in remaking foreign legal and political ideas and institutions. It investigates how and why American agencies helped construct and then, in the first phase of the Cold War, undermine liberal legal revolutions in Germany and Japan.--
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Kostal, R. W.
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952)
  • Law
  • Law
  • Law
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Civilization
  • Law
  • Law
  • Politics and government
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Germany
  • Japan
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Laying down the law : the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan, R.W. Kostal
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Laying down the law in Occupied Germany and Japan -- 'The destruction of philosophies': planning the legal reconstruction of Germany and Japan -- Occupying the legal other: the subjugation of the German and Japanese legal systems -- Captive constitutions: remaking constitutional law in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Crafting liberal courts: reconstituting the German and Japanese judiciaries -- Clearing the spiritual rubble: reforming criminal justice in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Twilight of the gods: the rise and fall of civil liberties in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Conclusion: Laying down the law: Americans as legal revolutionaries
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780674052413
Lccn
2019010205
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1090005372
Label
Laying down the law : the American legal revolutions in Occupied Germany and Japan, R.W. Kostal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Laying down the law in Occupied Germany and Japan -- 'The destruction of philosophies': planning the legal reconstruction of Germany and Japan -- Occupying the legal other: the subjugation of the German and Japanese legal systems -- Captive constitutions: remaking constitutional law in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Crafting liberal courts: reconstituting the German and Japanese judiciaries -- Clearing the spiritual rubble: reforming criminal justice in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Twilight of the gods: the rise and fall of civil liberties in Occupied Germany and Japan -- Conclusion: Laying down the law: Americans as legal revolutionaries
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
472 pages
Isbn
9780674052413
Lccn
2019010205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1090005372

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