Japan, Internationalism and the UN

Japan, Internationalism and the UN

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 11-14 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Japan has enormous economic power and yet is a minor player in international politics. In part this has been due to the partnership with US, but now with the end of cold war there is a fierce debate going on in Japan regarding the international political role for the nation. This book is a response to the issues raised and was originally published in Japanese for a Japanese audience. Ronald Dore provides a full analysis of Japan's post war international position and in particular its role within the UN, the use of armed force and constitution. Japan, Internationalism and the UN provides a unique insight into Japan's foreign policy and its related domestic politics. It is the product of nearly half a century of study and discussion with the Japanese themselves about their place in the world.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 21.34mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415166462
  • 9780415166461

Table of contents

Preface to the English edition; Preface to the original; PART I: THE ARGUMENT Chapter 1. Philosophies of history. Chapter 2. The early stirrings of internationalism. Chapter 3. The birth of the United Nations. Chapter 4. The use of armed force. Chapter 5. the enactment of Japan's Peace Constitution. Chapter 6. From the world's United Nations as no man's land. Chapter 7. The revival of the UN. Chapter 8. Japan's international role and the Constitution. Chapter 9. A UN-centred foreign policy and bilateral relations. Chapter 10. The restructuring and strenghtening of the UN: A survey of issues. PART II: OTHER POINTS OF VIEW
show more

Review quote

"This is a thoughtful argument by a noted British specialist on Japan.."
-"foreign affairs
show more