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Japan's economic planning and mobilization in wartime, 1930s-1940s, the competence of the state, Yoshiro Miwa

Although most economists maintain a mistrust of a government's goals when it intervenes in an economy, many continue to trust its actual ability. They retain, in other words, a faith in state competence. For this faith, they adduce no evidence. Sharing little skepticism about the government's ability, they continue to expect the best of governmental intervention. To study government competence in World War II Japan offers an intriguing laboratory. In this book, Yoshiro Miwa shows that the Japanese government did not conduct requisite planning for the war by any means. It made its choices on an ad hoc basis and the war itself quickly became a dead end. That the government planned for the war incompetently casts doubts on the accounts of Japanese government leadership more generally.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Part I. The Reality of Systematic War Preparations, War Mobilization, and Economic Control -- War planning and mobilization during the first-half of the war with China -- Operation plan, war plan, and basic national defense policy -- Part II. Materials-Mobilization Plans, Production-Capacity-Expansion Plans, and Economic Control -- Economic planning and control in wartime Japan : general discussion -- Materials-mobilization plans (MMPlans) -- Production-capacity-expansion plans and policies -- PCE Policies in Manchukuo (Manchuria) -- Part III. The Navy Air Force : Study of a Central Player in the War on the Japanese Side -- Preparations -- The Navy Air Force during the war with China -- The Navy Air Force during the Pacific War -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 462 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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