Japan and UN Peacekeeping

New Pressures and New Responses

By Hugo Dobson

© 2003 – Routledge

208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415263849
pub: 2003-05-01

About the Book

Japan's postwar constitution in which the Japanese government famously renounced war forever has meant that the country has been reluctant, until recently, to commit its armed forces in the international arena. However, in the last decade or so, Japan has played a much more active role in peacekeeping and its troops have been deployed as part of UN forces in trouble spots as varied as the Gulf, Cambodia, the Golan Heights, Kosovo and the East Timor. This book examines these developments within the border context of international relations theory and changes in Japan's domestic and regional politics.

About the Author

Hugo Dobson is lecturer in the International Relations of Japan in the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield.

About the Series

Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security