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Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Asia

Individual Choice under 32 Asian Societal Umbrellas


Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 5-6
  4. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 7-7
  5. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 13-19
  6. Takashi Inoguchi
    Pages 235-236

About this book


This book provides insightful observations and analyses of Asian citizens’ behaviour associated with requests to get a permit in conditions typically characterized by bureaucratic callousness. Using the AsiaBarometer Survey data on quality of life, it studies various types of behaviour using the multi-level regression models for 32 countries. In doing so, the book provides insights into how these societies cope with the state’s bureaucratism using Albert Hirschman’s concepts of Exit, Voice and Loyalty. Arguments are then juxtaposed with issues such as rampant corruption, government regulatory principles and measures, and calls by international organisations and non-governmental groups for business firms to be more strictly bound. Given the generally receding tide of democracy in Asian societies, this book will be of interest to academics, business, mass media and other professionals.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.J.F. Oberlin University (Tokyo)TokyoJapan

About the authors

Takashi Inoguchi is a PhD at MIT, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and former President of the University of Niigata Prefecture and current University Guest Professor of J.F. Oberlin University (Tokyo). His latest works include The Quality of Life in Asia, Japanese Politics Today, Political Parties and Democracy and The Troubled Triangle.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Exit, Voice and Loyalty in Asia
  • Book Subtitle Individual Choice under 32 Asian Societal Umbrellas
  • Authors Takashi Inoguchi
  • Series Title Quality of Life in Asia
  • Series Abbreviated Title Quality of Life in Asia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4722-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5212-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4724-4
  • Series ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-0569
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 236
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality of Life Research
    Comparative Politics
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