Dr James Fulcher

djf6.jpgHonorary 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
Email: djf6@le.ac.uk

Research interests

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.

Full listing of publications

Current teaching


  • SY2061: Japan: Culture, History and Power

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School of Media, Communication and Sociology

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T: +44(0)116 252 3863

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Research degrees (campus-based and distance learning courses)
T: +44(0)116 252 2785
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