This book postulates that amae is a motivational factor with universal impact upon Japanese people. It explores the ways in which amae affects political behaviour and law as attitudes towards authority, factionalism, political opposition, and citizen's movements.

chapter Chapter I|18 pages


chapter Chapter II|24 pages

The Origins and Personal Dynamics of Amae

chapter Chapter III|37 pages

Reciprocal Amae and Authority Relations 1

chapter Chapter IV|44 pages

The Group in Japanese Organization and Decision-Making

chapter Chapter V|49 pages

Amae and the Politics of Opposition

chapter Chapter VI|30 pages

Law and the Values of Amae

chapter Chapter VII|15 pages

Conclusion: The Concept of Amae