Selected Books
By T. J. Pempel
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Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region. T. J. Pempel, ed. Cornell University Press, 2004. Analysis of the effects of recent region-building efforts to promote East Asian cooperation and reduce the potential for conflict.

Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia-Pacific. Ellis Krauss and T.J. Pempel, eds. Stanford University Press, 2004. Elaboration of the various geopolitical and economic factors that have diversified the nature of the post-WWII bilateral U.S.-Japan relationship.

Regime Shift: Comparative Dynamics of the Japanese Political Economy. Cornell University Press, 1998. Pempel examines in comparative perspective how earlier economic success led to the collapse of Liberal Democratic Party domination under the "1955 System," and the resulting changes in Japan's political, economic, and social order.

Policy and Politics in Japan: Creative Conservatism. Temple University Press, 1982. How Japan's relatively autonomous national bureaucracy and durable conservative political coalition have adapted in the face of demands for change from comparatively weak opposition parties, organized labor, and social movements.

Covers for Remapping East Asia, Politics of the Asian Economic Crisis, and Regime Shift all were designed by Professor Pempel's artist/designer son, Sean McDowell Pempel.