Japan, Internationalism and the UN

Japan, Internationalism and the UN

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.8mm | 340g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415166470
  • 9780415166478

Table of contents

Preface to the English edition; preface to the original. Part I: The argument: philosophies of history; the early stirrings of internationalism; the birth of the United Nations; the use of armed force; the enactment of Japan's peace constitution; from the world's United Nations as no man's land; the revival of the UN; role and the constitution; a UN-centred foreign policy and bilateral relations; the restructuring and strenghtening of the UN - a survey of issues. Part II: Other points of view.
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Review quote

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