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Continuities of Legal Consciousness: Professor John Haley's Writings on Twelve Hundred Years of Japanese Legal History

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Washington University Global Studies Law Review


Working from Professor Haley’s division of the historical process into four major temporal components—Nara, Kamakura, Tokugawa, and Meiji, I hope to suggest how pieces of the historical puzzle are evident in Japanese legal dynamics at work since the publication of Authority Without Power nearly twenty years ago. Then, I will conclude by trying to assess what we may be able to imagine coming soon in Japan’s future.