By Dayna L. Barnes

The Allied profession of Japan is remembered because the "good occupation." An American-led coalition effectively grew to become a militaristic enemy right into a strong and democratic best friend. in fact, the tale used to be extra advanced, however the career did forge essentially 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 awareness again to the topic of the profession 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 function of presidents, bureaucrats, imagine tanks, the media, and Congress in policymaking. individuals of those elite teams got here jointly in a casual coverage community that formed making plans. instead of depending completely on executive stories and files to appreciate policymaking, Barnes additionally makes use of letters, memoirs, diaries, and manuscripts written by means of policymakers to track the increase and unfold of rules around the coverage community. The ebook contributes a brand new side to the titanic literature at the profession, serves as a case research in overseas coverage research, and tells a stunning new tale approximately global conflict II.

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