1st Edition

Militarisation and Demilitarisation in Contemporary Japan

By Glenn D. Hook Copyright 1996
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    The intertwined issues of Japanese `identity' and `normality' are at the centre of the tension between internal and external pressures on Japanese defence and security policies. With chapters on peace thought, the militarisation and demilitarisation of language as well as the `hard' aspects of the Japanese military build up in the 1980s and the response to the Gulf War in the 1990s, this study challenges many of the preconceived notions on Japanese defence and security policies and the policy making process in Japan.

    Introduction; Part 1 Part I; Chapter 1 Militarization: a critical approach; Chapter 2 Demilitarization: the impact of peace thought; Part 2 Part II; Chapter 3 Militarization in the cold war 1980s; Chapter 4 The Gulf War and ‘international contribution’ in the post cold war 1990s; Chapter 5 Persistence and change in mass attitudes; Part 3 Part III; Chapter 6 Militarization and language; Chapter 7 Demilitarization and language; Conclusion;


    Gleen D. Hook