By Dayna L. Barnes

ISBN-10: 1501703080

ISBN-13: 9781501703089

The Allied profession of Japan is remembered because the "good occupation." An American-led coalition effectively became a militaristic enemy right into a strong and democratic best friend. in fact, the tale was once extra advanced, however the profession did forge some of the most enduring relationships within the postwar global. contemporary occasions, from the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to protests over American bases in Japan to more and more competitive territorial disputes among Asian international locations over islands within the Pacific, have introduced recognition again to the topic of the career of Japan.

In Architects of Occupation, Dayna L. Barnes exposes the wartime origins of career coverage and broader plans for postwar Japan. She considers the position of presidents, bureaucrats, imagine tanks, the media, and Congress in policymaking. individuals of those elite teams got here jointly in an off-the-cuff coverage community that formed making plans. instead of depending completely on govt studies and documents to appreciate policymaking, Barnes additionally makes use of letters, memoirs, diaries, and manuscripts written by way of policymakers to track the increase and unfold of rules around the coverage community. The ebook contributes a brand new side to the massive literature at the profession, serves as a case research in international coverage research, and tells a shocking new tale approximately global conflict II.

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