Development and Society

Provides articles on development and society.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, December

A Typology of Organizational Behavior: At the Crossroad of Risk and Uncertainty*
Four modes of organizational behavior are proposed by crossing two behavioral dimensions adopted from organizational ecology (inertia vs. change) and neoinstitutionalism (normative vs. deviant). Those four modes are innovative (deviant change), reformative...
Colonialism, Revolution, Development: A Historical Perspective on Citizenship in Political Struggles in Eastern Asia*
Intensified blending of populations through migrations, and the problem of citizenship in different national contexts, in recent years have foregrounded questions of culture and cultural difference in citizenship studies. These questions have been compounded...
Everyday Transnationalism and the Postcolony in West Africa
West Africa is a paradoxical region when it comes to the tension between the nationstate and the transnational. It stems from fundamental continuity of state power inherited from colonizers in postcolonial situations. The discursive grid of the postcolony...
'Human Rights' in the Discourse of Buraku Liberation: From the 1920s to the 1990s, an Initial Survey
The paper argues that ideas about human rights, rather than being a relatively new arrival within political and social discourse, have been present in both the mainstream and the dissenting streams of Japan's political system since the start of the twentieth...
Operationalising the Theory of Social Quality: Analysis of the Reliability of an Instrument to Measure Social Quality
The Theory of Social Quality (TSQ) has not yet had extensive empirical testing for due to the difficulty of developing a validated and reliable tool to 'measure' social quality. A survey investigating social quality was piloted (n = 33) and analysed...
To Be or Not to Be: Statism and Paradoxical Evolution of Corporate Governance in Russia
This article explains the dynamics of the "path-breaking" evolution in the corporate governance of Russia's big private businesses since Putin rose to power in 2000, based on the discursive institutionalism. For the goal, it pays attention to several...
Two Concepts of Human Rights in Contemporary Korea
The paper looks at the emergence of two distinct concepts of human rights in contemporary Korea. The first, more time-tested concept draws upon the historical experience of pro-democracy movements dating back to the 1970s. The second concept is seen...