Dr James Fulcher
Honorary University Fellow
BA (Cantab), MSc (London), PhD (Leicester)
Room: Attenborough Tower 410
Tel: +44 (0)11-6252-5235 (direct line)
Fax: +44 (0)116-252-5259
My main interest has been in the comparative study of the development of societies. I first carried out a comparative study of the changing relationships between employers, unions, and the state in Britain and Sweden, from the nineteenth century onwards. I then became particularly interested in the distinctive features of Japanese society and the intriguing question of how the Japanese were able to beat the West at its own game by avoiding colonial domination, creating their own empire, and becoming first a military and then an economic superpower. Interest in these societies was linked to a broader concern with the development of capitalism, its stages of development, globalization, and different institutional forms. I have also been writing (with John Scott) successive editions of the Oxford Sociology textbook.
- SY2061: Japan: Culture, History and Power