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Japan and UN Peacekeeping

New Pressures and New Responses

By Hugo Dobson

Routledge – 2003 – 208 pages

Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

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    978-0-415-26384-9
    April 30th 2003

Description

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.

Author Bio

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

Name: Japan and UN Peacekeeping: New Pressures and New Responses (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Hugo Dobson. 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,...
Categories: Japanese Studies, Asian Politics, International Relations