The Web of Power

The Web of Power : Japanese and German Development Cooperation Policy

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The Web of Power illustrates the central importance of international development policy to national economic and strategic security. Kozo Kato's meticulous analysis of Japanese and German international cooperation policy overturns the myth of Japan and Germany's convergent development strategies, revealing that each state's policy for fostering interdependence has been shaped by markedly different domestic political agendas. Japanese development policy moved to embrace international cooperation as a means of pursuing national interests while Germany-fearing the economic risks and political costs of a global-scope approach-restricted its development strategy to Europe. This work will be of great interest to political scientists, economists, and scholars of international relations who wish to better understand, using Japanese multinationalism and German regionalism as case studies, the fluctuating dynamics of modern economic forces.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 181.44g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103113
  • 9780739103111

About Kozo Kato

Kozo Kato is Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Law at Sophia University, Japan.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Interdependence Contexts between Regionalism and Globalism Chapter 2 International Interdependency: Global-Scope versus Regional Embeddedness Chapter 3 Domestic Interdependency: Information-Rich versus Corporatist Institutions Chapter 4 Development Cooperation Policies in Japan and Germany after the War Chapter 5 Conclusion
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How did Germany and Japan find their niche in the world after World War II and during the cold war era? How have these two countries managed to utilize their economic might to promote their national interests while helping maintain the postwar international order and disperse fears among neighboring countries that they might become dominating powers once again? Kozo Kato's The Web of Power provides lucid answers to these questions. Journal of Japanese Studies
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