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Temporal Identities and Security Policy in Postwar Japan

Temporal Identities and Security Policy in Postwar Japan

1st Edition

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

Axel Berkofsky, Christopher W. Hughes, Paul Midford, Marie Söderberg
July 09, 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

André Asplund, Marie Soderberg
December 13, 2016

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

Marie Söderberg
December 09, 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

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...

Institutional Change in Japan

Institutional Change in Japan

1st Edition

Magnus Blomström, Sumner La Croix
March 22, 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

Marie Söderberg, Patricia A Nelson
October 12, 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

Linus Hagström, Marie Söderberg
April 15, 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

Linus Hagström
March 02, 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

Fredrik Sjöholm, José Tongzon
November 11, 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...

Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia

Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia

1st Edition

Chung H. Lee
November 28, 2002

What brought about a financial crisis in the "miracle" economies of Asia? What went wrong with financial reform in Asia? What can the developing countries of the world learn from the reform experiences in Asia?Financial Liberalization and the Economic Crisis in Asia analyses how financial...

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

Kenji Suzuki
March 28, 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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