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Temporal Identities and Security Policy in Postwar Japan

Temporal Identities and Security Policy in Postwar Japan

1st Edition

By Ulv Hanssen
June 14, 2019

Through a discourse analysis of Japanese parliamentary debates, this book explores how different understandings of Japan’s history have led to sharply divergent security policies in the postwar period, whilst providing an explanation for the much-debated security policy changes under Abe Shinzō. ...

The EU–Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China The Crisis of Liberalism

The EU–Japan Partnership in the Shadow of China: The Crisis of Liberalism

1st Edition

Edited By Axel Berkofsky, Christopher W. Hughes, Paul Midford, Marie Söderberg
June 20, 2018

Both the European Union and Japan have been major beneficiaries and supporters of the liberal international order, first led by the United States since the end of World War II. During this period, they have emerged as global powers, however, the very order that nurtured their rise is now facing ...

Japanese Development Cooperation The Making of an Aid Architecture Pivoting to Asia

Japanese Development Cooperation: The Making of an Aid Architecture Pivoting to Asia

1st Edition

Edited By André Asplund, Marie Soderberg
January 06, 2017

The world order as we know it is currently undergoing profound changes, and in its wake, so is foreign aid. Donors of foreign aid, development assistance or development cooperation around the world are already facing new challenges in the changing development architecture. This is an architecture ...

Chinese-Japanese Relations in the Twenty First Century Complementarity and Conflict

Chinese-Japanese Relations in the Twenty First Century: Complementarity and Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Marie Söderberg
December 07, 2015

This important collection analyses the changing context of China's relationship with Japan. Its eminent international contributors address core issues including strategic concerns; security; the issue of Taiwan; diplomacy; economic relations; trade; the role of firms and currency. The book brings ...

Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia Implications for Relations between Japan and South Korea

Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia: Implications for Relations between Japan and South Korea

1st Edition

Edited By Marie Soderberg
May 31, 2013

This book analyses the Japanese-South Korean relationship from various angles including politics, security, economics, culture and immigration. In a sense the two countries are natural partners. Both are democratic societies, they are economically strong and are the only two Asian countries that ...

The Business of Japanese Foreign Aid Five Cases from Asia

The Business of Japanese Foreign Aid: Five Cases from Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Marie Soderberg
November 19, 1996

Japan is now the biggest donor of Official Development Assistance (ODA) throughout the world. This study takes a new approach to this subject by focusing on the procedures, methodologies and business mechanisms at the implementation level that influence the process of policy-making in Tokyo. It is ...

Institutional Change in Japan

Institutional Change in Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Magnus Blomström, Sumner La Croix
March 21, 2012

This is a new analysis of recent changes in important Japanese institutions. It addresses the origin, development, and recent adaptation of core institutions, including financial institutions, corporate governance, lifetime employment, and the amakudari system. After four decades of rapid...

Japan’s Politics and Economy Perspectives on change

Japan’s Politics and Economy: Perspectives on change

1st Edition

Edited By Marie Söderberg, Patricia A Nelson
October 11, 2011

For some time Japan has been under fire for adjusting too slowly to new realities. While this criticism may be valid on some levels, Japan has been transforming in tandem with both regional and global forces. However, these changes have been largely overshadowed by the immense changes in Asia; ...

North Korea Policy Japan and the Great Powers

North Korea Policy: Japan and the Great Powers

1st Edition

Edited By Linus Hagström, Marie Söderberg
April 29, 2009

North Korea features highly on the agenda of the main actors in East Asia and around the globe, and many large foreign policy initiatives have been undertaken since the structural constraints of the Cold War started to loosen in the early 1990s. The centrality of North Korea has been particularly ...

Japan's China Policy A Relational Power Analysis

Japan's China Policy: A Relational Power Analysis

1st Edition

By Linus Hagström
May 19, 2005

Japan's China Policy understands Japan's foreign policy in terms of power - one of the most central concepts of political analysis. It contributes a fresh understanding to the subject by developing relational power as an analytical framework and by applying it to significant issues in Japan's ...

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Fredrik Sjöholm, José Tongzon
December 20, 2004

This book examines the institutional changes taking place in, and challenges facing, the region since 1997. It also describes various differences in the reform process between countries in the region. Sjöholm and Tongzon argue that the economies of southeast Asia need to reform their institutions ...

Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan Comparative Analysis of Policy Network

Competition Law Reform in Britain and Japan: Comparative Analysis of Policy Network

1st Edition

By Kenji Suzuki
May 10, 2002

As market competition replaces state regulation in many economic fields, competition policy has become an area of increasing significance. Against this background, Suzuki highlights the importance of the domestic political structure for competition policy. He does this through the comparative ...

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