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Specifičnosti društva i prava u Japanu
Specific features of society and law in Japan

Author(s): Samir Forić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka - Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: Japanese society; Japanese law; communitarian nature; kaishashugi; karoshi; sociology of law

Summary/Abstract: Japanese society is rarely a subject of interest for sociology in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, and even more unusual is it to focus on law as a social phenomenon and on the relationship between law and society in Japan. It is to be expected, therefore, that our local readership has limited knowledge of Japanese sociology, society and law. The aim of this paper is to provide some background information on these issues. Hence the structure of the paper, the first part of which sets out some basic details of Japanese sociology (with the emphasis on the sociology of law), society and law. The second part deals with some specific features of Japanese society, as reflected in its combination of the traditional and the modern, and the basic characteristics of Japanese society and such distinctive social phenomena as kaishashugi and karoshi. Part three focuses on legal consciousness as an indicator of the relationship between society and law, and the final section addresses the issue of Japanese law as an instrument for the modernization of society and the future of Japanese law. The paper highlights the communitarian nature of Japanese society, and the communitarian paradigm of law as a topical and ever more significant theoretical trend in the sociology of law, which was in fact developed in Japan.

  • Issue Year: I/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 137-156
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bosnian
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